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EU Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Ecommerce Stores

If you trade within the European Union (EU), then you must inform customers that they can submit any contractual disputes relating to your goods or services to the EU's Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform. The platform, which has been in force since February 15, 2016, is designed to protect consumer rights...

Data Processing Agreement

In today's world, where data increasingly resembles currency, it's essential for businesses that collect or process consumers' personal data to maintain a Data Processing Agreement to comply with applicable privacy and data protection laws. This article explains what a Data Processing Agreement is, what laws require you to have one, how...

Age of Consent Under Privacy Laws

Under privacy laws, the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person can legally consent to a data processing activity. From this age and above, kids can (by themselves) permit a company to collect and use their personal information. The age of consent varies from law to law,...

Google Consent Mode vs Google Additional Consent Mode

Google Consent Mode and Google Additional Consent Mode are two important privacy settings in Google's ecosystem. They're designed to help Google and its users align their consent practices with the requirements of EU privacy and consumer protection laws. Though they sound similar, Consent Mode and Additional Consent Mode are separate technical...

California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA)

The California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) is an older privacy law that was passed to protect California residents from wiretapping and eavesdropping on landline phones. Modern courts have argued that the law could be interpreted to cover certain forms of third-party technology, such as internet session software and chat...

What Are Functional Cookies?

Virtually every website uses cookies. That's because, in many cases, a website simply won't work properly without the presence of certain types of cookies. One such type of cookie is a "functional" cookie. Below, we explore what functional cookies are, what purpose they serve, and whether you need consent to install...