Employers must consider many legal issues when running a business. One of these issues that has become increasingly important in the Internet Age is privacy. For instance, it has become more and more common to issue a privacy statement about policy on company websites.
Allowing a website user to opt out could comfort people who may not want all their information shared. An experienced lawyer at one of our Georgia offices can help you determine what online privacy provisions are important for your business.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act applies to websites hosted by financial institutions. These sites must clearly state how they share information with third parties. These businesses are also scrutinized and restricted in sharing users’ financial information.
Health care providers, including those that utilize a website for patients to retrieve medical information, are governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Privacy policies must be in writing at the physical office and online.