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Chapter 2. Defining Privacy: Social and ... > Privacy Policy Best Practices

Privacy Policy Best Practices

What makes a good privacy policy? The reasons for a policy are varied and have been changing since the inception of such policies. The rights of the consumer are the number one reason to have a policy. Policies were first developed from market pressures, but as laws change we will see a requirement for policies based on legislation. The consumer's first step in learning how his personal information will be used and stored is the public availability of the company's policy. The policy's first goal is to define what data is collected on the user. The second goal is to identify how that data will be used, and the third goal is to give the user the option of reviewing his data and to provide some compliance measures to ensure that the policy is adhered to. The user might not be told all the security features of the system that protects his data, but the policy should give some comfort to the consumer that privacy is a concern.

The rights of the user are determined by the policy. Questions a user should consider when reviewing a company's privacy policy include the following:


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