With effect on 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Directive is being replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which harmonizes data protection rules in all EU Member States. The RGPD imposes stricter rules for the collection of personal data from persons concerned within the EU, including the requirement for a more concise, clear and transparent privacy policy when disclosing personal data, processing, storing or transferring personal data. Processing managers must also offer the ability to make their data portable in a common format and remove it in certain circumstances. [31] [32] Privacy policy generally suffers from a lack of precision, particularly in relation to the form of data use reporting that is emerging. While data protection statements provide a more general overview of data collection and use, data usage statements are a much more specific treatment. As a result, data protection policies may not meet the increased requirement for transparency that provides instructions for data usage. The law became applicable in early 2018 and has affected businesses around the world. It requires not only a data protection policy, but also requirements as to what should be included in a privacy policy and how it should be written and displayed. Whatever your website does, a privacy policy is an integral part of it. In all cases where all personal data is collected – however limited – this is a regulatory requirement in most parts of the world. Facebook clearly describes what information the user is accessed and used to, whether it is voluntary or not. There is no clarity as to the data collected and where it came from. We collect information to provide better services to all our users, from identifying fundamental things like the language you speak, to more complex things like the advertisements you find most useful, the people most important to you online or YouTube videos that you might like.

The information Google collects and how that information is used depends on how you use our services and how you manage your privacy controls. For a company or website that collects and processes user information in a given region or country, it is very important to share a complete knowledge of the situation in the region and region where your customers and end-users are located with the data protection laws in place in that region and region. Failure to comply with these laws can result in heavy fines or even prosecution of the offender. Most websites provide their privacy policy to site visitors. A privacy page should provide all the personally identifiable information that is collected, such as name, address and credit card number, as well as other things like order history, browsing habits, downloads and downloads.