Legal Skill And Practice Privacy Creating a Privacy Policy for a Website

Creating a Privacy Policy for a Website

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4 weeks
2-4 hours per week
₹ 5000
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About this Course

Any site that requires users to provide any personal information must have a privacy policy. A privacy policy is a document that specifies how a website is going to collect, store, protect and use personal or private information that it collects from its users. In addition it specifies how it will meet its legal obligations, and how those sharing their data can seek recourse should the website fail to meet those responsibilities.

This course will help the learner understanding the need for privacy policy and provide guidance on how to create it. It highlights the difference between privacy policy, terms and conditions, and a disclaimer. It also helps the reader in understanding different types of privacy policies. Most importantly, it educates one on the Indian privacy policy laws and EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Along with this, the course provides a legal understanding of privacy policies based on various case laws and commission reports.

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Privacy is one of the biggest problems in this new electronic age.

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  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Welcome
  • 2. Privacy policy vs. other documents
    • 2.1 Privacy Policy vs. Terms and Conditions
    • 2.2 Privacy Policy vs. Disclaimer
    • 2.3 Exercises
  • 3. Indian privacy policy laws
    • 3.1 Introducing data protection laws
    • 3.2 Who needs a privacy policy?
    • 3.3 What must a privacy policy provide or contain?
    • 3.4 Collecting sensitive personal data or information
    • 3.5 Exercises
    • 3.6 Disclosure of information
    • 3.7 Transferring information
    • 3.8 Retaining information
    • 3.9 Protecting information
    • 3.10 Dispute resolution, compensation and penalty
    • 3.11 Exercises
  • 4. EU General Data Protection Regulations
    • 4.1 Data protection around the world
    • 4.2 What is the GDPR?
    • 4.3 Complying with the GDPR
    • 4.4 Comparing the GDPR with the IT Act, 2000
    • 4.5 Exercises
  • 5. Policy revision notification
    • 5.1 Getting a user’s consent
    • 5.2 Policy update
    • 5.3 Exercises
  • 6. Types of privacy policies
    • 6.1 Introduction to types of privacy policies
    • 6.2 Bloggers
    • 6.3 Google AdSense
    • 6.4 Exercises
    • 6.5 Email subscription forms
    • 6.6 E-commerce websites
    • 6.7 Privacy policy for apps
    • 6.8 When using cookies
    • 6.9 Exercises
  • 7. Privacy against the State as a fundamental right
    • 7.1 K.S. Puttaswamy v. UOI, and data protection
    • 7.2 Takeaways from the Puttaswamy judgment
    • 7.3 Exercises
  • 8. Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee and the road ahead
    • 8.1 Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018
    • 8.2 B.N. Srikrishna Committee on fiduciary relationship
    • 8.3 Definition of personal data
    • 8.4 Consent-based processing
    • 8.5 Participation rights
    • 8.6 Data Protection Authority (DPA)
    • 8.7 Exercises
  • 9. Conclusion
    • 9.1 Road ahead

Why take this course?

These days, companies hold a greater responsibility to safeguard the data acquired from their customers. Companies and individuals that do not comply with data protection principles and policies face criminal proceedings and fines along with serious damage to their reputation. Thus, it is important for companies to update their privacy policies and educate and train their staff, which is specifically involved in the processing and collecting personal data. As technology entrepreneurs, business persons or lawyers, it is equally important to know what laws are applicable when collecting consumer data.


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Monika Gogna

Monika Gogna is a Project Coordinator (Legal) at the Dutch business consultancy IndiaConnected. With a LLB and LLM from the University of Amsterdam, she is also a legal editor for various Dutch legal publishers, in various areas of law.

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Privacy must be equally available to everyone in the world.

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