Privacy & Data Protection

Peabody helps you understand why having processes to protect your website users’ data is necessary and a legal requirement in some areas.

What Is Website Privacy and Data Protection?

It’s no secret that people’s personal information is a hot commodity. For that reason, it is essential to communicate to your website visitors how you intend to use and protect their data.

Online Privacy

How much personal information protection a user has while using internet-connected devices

Displaying your process for privacy is usually shown on a privacy policy page. This page typically states how your company collects, handles, and processes the data of the website visitors and consumers.

Even if your website doesn’t serve customers in the regions where privacy and data protection laws exist, it’s critical to have a privacy and data protection strategy for your website, as more states and countries will likely implement their own data protection laws.

Examples of how to improve data protection:

  • Include a privacy policy
  • Follow your privacy practices
  • Include a cookie consent prompt
  • Include a consent checkbox on contact forms

The Age of Data Protection

Data protection and privacy are becoming a hot topic globally, especially regarding web development. Consumer interest in data protection and privacy will only continue to grow in the coming years. The European Union General Data Protection Act (GDPR) has been in place since 2018. Most recently, California, Virginia, and Washington have started implementing their own data privacy laws.

Let us help you ensure your website is both secure and compliant. Talk to Peabody