Monday, October 25, 2004

Website privacy policy pointers

Thanks to Legal Technology Blog for leading me to this article that discusses contractual promises made in website privacy policies:
Law Technology News - Keeping Promises: Online Privacy Policies:

"Rethinking the boilerplate on your company's Web pages could help you avoid FTC sanctions..."

Though written from an entirely American perspective, it is of relevance to Canadians and other non-Americans thanks to the long-arm of the law. Courts can and do assume jurisdiction over operators of websites originating from outside their borders, particularly if the sites are "aimed" at their jursidiction. Canadian companies with an online presence have to seriously consider not only PIPEDA, but also the enforcement powers of the FTC.

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