Drafting of privacy policies for internet services and websites

Year after year, business is moving into the online environment, and this trend cannot be stopped. If you own a website, whether it is informational or e-commerce, you must be aware that the laws regarding the business and user data in the analogue world apply to the Internet as well. Specifically, personal data protection regulations apply to information society services as well. By definition, the Internet is a global electronic communications system made up of a large number of interconnected computer networks and devices that exchange data using a common set of communication protocols, and the information society service is any service normally provided remotely for a fee, at the request of the recipient of the services by electronic means. In this regard, website visitors who, through their visit, receive offers of goods, services or even only an information from the website – are users of information society services in accordance with the law.


Although most web service developer and owners think that they do not process personal information because they do not directly reveal the identity of visitors, the truth is actually different. Any information that may, indirectly, by cross-linking or algorithmic analysis, lead to the identity of service users is considered to be personal data within the meaning of the law. Internet service users need to know if you are collecting and processing any of the information regarding their personality, on what basis you are doing it and for what purpose. Is the information available to third parties, and who are the processors with whom you have a contract, as well as what rights belong to the persons whose data is processed and how can they exercise it.


Privacy policy is not an universal act that can be copied from one service to another, because every website, that is every job done through Internet platforms, is an autonomous entity, requiring a specially tailored act, and a special and thorough approach by an expert. Although at the first glance, these documents seem similar, they are completely different. Although they are based on a relatively similar structure, they can vary greatly in content, since it is very unlikely that two different web services will collect, process and store data in the same way, to the same extent.