Lets be honest, ALL websites interact with user data in some way. You don’t normally build a website if you don’t intend to have someone visit it. Although I’ve recently seen some websites so bad, nobody will ever find them if they go looking. If we assume you actually want your website found and have people visit then yes. You have a legal requirement to inform visitors about the data you collect, how it is used and how it is stored and protected.
Do I need a privacy notice or policy?
When GDPR came into force back in 2018, it’s fair to say there was some confusion about what is was specifically, and if it applied to all websites. In reality we have, as businesses and website owners, been subject to data protection law before. GDPR was pretty much an upgrade and probably a good one. I get way less emails than I used to.
Do I really need it if I don’t collect visitor information?
If you’re running a business, then you need to make sure that you comply with the law. This means that you must follow certain rules when collecting and using customer information. It’s also important to protect yourself against potential legal actions brought against you.
1) Who owns the data collected by your site?
2) How will you use the data?
3) What happens to the data after it has been used?
So now you really do know the answer.
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