On the other hand, a privacy notice is an external facing document – usually a notice on a website – which aims to accustom visitors to a website to the privacy practices adhered to by the organization. A privacy notice usually outlines how the organization processes information and what a user of the website can expect. Oftentimes these privacy notices are also, wrongfully, referred to as privacy policies on websites.
What is the Purpose of a Privacy Notice?
A privacy notice serves as a public notification to visitors of a website that their personal information may be collected, processed, and used for certain purposes. This notice offers information on the protection of their personal information by going into details about what information is collected, why it is collected, and how the organization stores and uses this data. Certain information may be stored for marketing purposes but this purpose must be clearly outlined on the privacy notice.
What Should the Privacy Notice Include?
There are a number of considerations necessary to ensure the protection of the data subject’s rights. You need to have the contact details of the organization as well as the contact details of the data protection officer if applicable, you must outline the purpose of data collection and its processing, it must be outlined exactly what sensitive information is collected, procedures for overseas data transfer, lawful grounds for processing, all data subjects rights, collection of any geo-location information of the visitor, any intent to share information with third parties, and data analytics information.
Utilize Privacy Policies with Carbide
It is essential to your security program that you develop information security policies that are clear, concise, and align with your business. Policies are the foundation of your security infrastructure and outline the reasoning for any cybersecurity technology you need. We can help you achieve compliance with security standards, like GDPR, that will require you to provide internal privacy policies for your team and external privacy notices for visitors to your site. If you are looking to achieve multi-compliance with industry security standards and laws, book a meeting and talk with our team of security experts.