Do all websites need a privacy policy?

Created by illow Info, Modified on Fri, 01 Jul 2022 at 12:27 PM by illow Info

No, not all websites need a privacy policy. A privacy policy is a document that explains how  websites collect, use, and share personally identifiable information (PII). Only websites that collect PII and are subject to certain privacy laws need a privacy policy.


PII is information that can be used by itself, or in conjunction with other data, to identify a person. If your website collects PII like any of the following, you may need a privacy policy:


  • Names
  • Social Security numbers
  • Physical addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Birthdays
  • Biometric information

If you collect PII, you should have a privacy policy to comply with different privacy laws of the world.

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