Why Are Cookie Policies Important?
Almost every aspect of our lives revolves around data. Social media companies, banks, retailers, and governments - almost every service we use involves the collection and analysis of our personal data. Your name, address, credit card number are collected, analyzed and, perhaps most importantly, stored by organizations. Typically, the type of data considered personal include name, address, and photos. However, GDPR extends the definition of personal data to include your IP address and sensitive personal data such as genetic and biometric data, which could be processed to identify an individual.With GDPR, if you breach your user's data, they now have legal recourse. Under the terms of GDPR, not only do organizations have to ensure that personal data is gathered legally and under strict conditions, but those who collect and manage it are obliged to protect it from misuse and exploitation. Businesses must respect the rights of data owners or face penalties for not doing so. It is the business's responsibility to research and remain compliant with GDPR.