Privacy policies

Organizations that collect personal information must be upfront in explaining their privacy practices. Being open and accountable regarding privacy practices enhances transparency and builds trust, and is part of obtaining meaningful consent.

A good privacy policy explains, for example—clearly and in plain language—why an organization is collecting personal information, what they will do with it, how it will be protected and who they will share it with.

Users are then better able to make informed decisions about their personal information. Explore the links on this page to find information for individuals and organizations about privacy policies.

What to consider when reading a privacy policy

Tips for individuals on reading and better understanding privacy policies.

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Find information for businesses to help develop better privacy policies.

Build a Privacy Plan for Your Business

Use this tool to help ensure your business has proper privacy procedures and complies with privacy law.

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