social security number, or
any other information that makes it possible for that person to be contacted in person or online.
If you collect information from anyone under 13 or if you collect sensitive information, such as health information, you have to take additional steps before collecting that information.
How are Privacy Laws Enforced?
California has enacted the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2013 (“Cal-OPPA”) to protect the privacy of California consumers. In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) uses its enforcement powers to protect the privacy of U.S. consumers.
Compared to the European Union (“EU”), the framework for privacy protection in the United States is rather patchy. The EU is very serious about protecting the privacy of its consumers and has a comprehensive and strict approach to privacy protection. If your company collects information from EU consumers, your company is also required to abide by EU laws.
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