Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for New York

Q: User data

I own a .com cosmetics website where users leave their personal information including age range, skin tone and skin concerns (acne, eczema etc) and they have an option to show or hide this information on their public profile. Giving them an option to hide this information is enough not to violate their privacy or do I have to do something else?

Also in case a user from Europe, where data collection and protection is more strict than US, registers on my website how do I ensure I follow European private data regulations?

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George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis
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  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Privacy laws are complex, you should consult with an attorney specializing in this area. You will also need an attorney to draft the website terms and conditions.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This is a broad and vast topic, and probably would require a consult. But there are many resources out there on which you could probably use to educate yourself beforehand, to make the most of a consult. You could start researching standard privacy policies, in terms of learning what other such operations that publicly post people's information use. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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