- It's the law!
- Even if you are a small business, don't think that the ICO won't take action. The ICO are now enforcing against small businesses, not just large corporations.
- To give customers/users confidence in how their data is used.
- To make sure everyone is able to understand the policy.
- As mentioned above, privacy policies must be clear and concise. This means that it should contain jargon-free language with no tech jargon or legalese so everyone understands, including those reading in a second or third language.
- Using tech jargon or legalese will over complicate the policy causing users to become confused and again lose confidence.
- To reassure customers.
- To reassure your suppliers and partners/investors.
- Similarly, partners/investors may not want to engage in business with you due to lack of confidence when it comes to complying with regulatory requirements. If regulatory requirements are not complied with, what else could the business be missing?
For the avoidance of doubt all five of our points above apply if you are doing business through a website or App.
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Originally published 5 February 2020
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