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Can we put privacy information on our website for people to find?

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Published on LexisPSL on 05/06/2018

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  • Can we put privacy information on our website for people to find?

Can we put privacy information on our website for people to find?

Practice Note: Privacy notices—information requirements sets out the information you have to provide to data subjects when you collect or receive their data. Most organisations will comply with these requirements by publishing a privacy policy (also known as a privacy notice).

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) says that you must provide individuals with the necessary information in an easily accessible form. This applies equally if you collect personal data from the individual it relates to or if you obtain personal data from another source. You can meet this requirement by putting the information on your website (this is often how organisations deliver privacy information), however you must proactively make individuals aware of this information and you need to give them an easy way to access it.

Simply putting it on your website, in case people happen to look there, is not enough. In practice, the way in which you provide

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