Transparency – The Critical Trust Enabler

Various consumer privacy laws (such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act) recognizes transparency as a core principle of data protection.  Simply stated, transparency is related to the fair processing principle and processing can only be fair if it takes place in a transparent manner. However, transparency is only relevant if it is meaningful.  In practice, this means that a business will need to clearly communicate to their users about their data collection practice, which is usually in the form of a privacy statement. The privacy statement cannot be “overly legalistic, technical or use specialist … READ MORE