What policies am I required to follow when creating content for my website?

Data Privacy and Collection Requirements

Privacy laws such as  GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, PCI DSS, and POPIA outline requirements for data collection and privacy protections on the internet.

Cookie Requirements

GDPR laws require you to inform users of all cookies that are required and optional, as well as giving the option to opt in or out of non-essential cookies. Ensure you have a comprehensive privacy policy for your site.

Accessibility Requirements

Laws such as the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) outline information about what is required to have your website be accessible to individuals with vision or hearing issues. For example, a large image containing text cannot be read by screen reading programs used by those with vision impairments. Therefore it is better to either use text instead or add “ALT text” or Alternative text, which is text used to describe the purpose of an image.

Ecommerce Security

The ecommerce industry is regulated by many digital customer data privacy laws. It is important to ensure customer data, especially important data such as payment methods.  The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), is a set of requirements intended to ensure that all companies process, store, or transmit credit card information in a secure environment.

Copyright and Plagiarism Requirements

Copyright Law uses three factors: the appearance of the site, the raw code of the site, and the content of the site itself. Be sure you own Digital Rights to all your images (link to blog post)

Anti-Spam Laws

Spam laws are dictated by the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission

Disclaimers

Many Websites have Legal disclaimers waiving them of liability in cases of misuse of the site.


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