The Privacy Policy that you display on your website is an external policy telling users and potential clients, what personal data you are collecting about them, how and why and what you are using it for, whether you are sharing with anyone or if you are transferring their personal data outside of the EEA and so on. It is in essence your external GDPR window to the world!

A properly written Privacy Policy shows that you are complying with your obligations under the EU GDPR by processing personal data “lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner”. Likewise, lack of one is like waving a red flag saying that you, as an organisation, are not GDPR compliant and that you don’t take seriously your users or client’s personal data.  Clients, employees and anyone whose personal data you hold, now have a greater awareness of their rights and expect and trust organisations to safeguard their data and to be up-front and transparent about what you do with their personal data. This is what should be reflected in your Privacy Policy.

Additionally, not having a Privacy Policy on your website or by displaying a deficient Privacy Policy could lead to a fine by the Data Protection Commission as well as reputational damage.

Data Privacy International is a data protection consultancy that works mainly with the SME sector. Dr Charles Butler and Adelaide White are its Co-Founders and Directors. If you would like us to guide you through your GDPR compliance or if you would like us to update your Privacy Policy and/or Cookies Policy, please get in touch!

Adelaide White

T: 086 075 9797

Charles Butler 

T: 086 325 4189




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