Most businesses have websites. While the online movement is not a new phenomenon, many businesses are increasingly relying on their websites as a convenient tool to market, interact with current or potential customers, and transact business. However, as businesses continue to integrate into the online realm, it is imperative businesses monitor their websites to ensure compliance with the evolving legal landscape.
- The specific type of personal information the company collects;
- How the company collects the personal information;
- Whether the company shares the collected personal information and, if so, to whom the personal information is disclosed; and
- How the company manages and protects the personal information it collects.
Because of the evolving legal issues involved, we recommend companies review their website policies every 12 months to ensure compliance. If you have questions about your company’s website or are in the process of creating a new website, please contact the author or a member of Barrett McNagny’s business practice group.
About the Author:
Tess Anglin counsels clients in the area of business law assisting with business formation, entity selection, contract drafting and review and business transactions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (260) 423-8877.