Not only are privacy policies a legal requirement under privacy laws worldwide, but many major platforms also require businesses to offer these critical documents.
Personal data includes details such as: name, IP address, phone number, and credit card information.
- The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — $23 million or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is higher)
- California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) — $2,500 per violation
- California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) — $750 per person, per violation.
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) — $40,654 per violation
As seen above, the Facebook App Dashboard illustrates the variety of apps that must meet this requirement, and provides individual guides for different types of app functionalities.
- Explain the type of data you collect and how your app uses it
- Mention how the data is displayed in the app
- Cover what data — if any — is shared
- Discuss how the data gets transferred to the app
- Talk about the method you use to delete user data if someone requests removal, if the app is deactivated by Facebook, or if you discontinue the app
- State how long you intend to save user data, and how you store the data
- Disclose what you do with financial data stored on your app
- Include how your app uses platforms such as GitHub, Google Analytics, and AdSense (if applicable)
All privacy policies need to be comprehensive to comply with privacy laws. You can achieve this by describing the unique data collection processes of your app.
The process includes four steps:
First, publish your policy somewhere users can easily find it. A simple option is Google Docs, but your users may not consider this professional.
2) Change Your Facebook Developer Settings
Log in to the Facebook for Developers Dashboard, and go to the settings menu on the left.
Click “Basic” to find the essential legal policy settings.
3) Enter Your Information
Global privacy laws have different requirements for privacy policies, but one thing they all have in common is that users should easily be able to access this document.
Accessibility and transparency are key concepts in today’s era of digital regulation — users have the right to know how their data is used without navigating pages of confusing legalese or getting lost in a maze of documentation.
This link in Alexa’s homepage footer goes to the following privacy URL: https://www.alexa.com/help/privacy.
5. Key Takeaways for Your Facebook App Policy or Website
- Privacy policies are a legal requirement under many countries’ privacy laws
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