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Why do privacy policies exist?

Why do privacy policies exist?

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Asked by I.Helen, Last updated: Oct 14, 2020

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H. Jones

H. Jones

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H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Nov 22, 2018

Can you imagine if you do not have any privacy settings on your social media account? This means that all of the things that you post can be accessed by people. You will not have anything to hide. People may know everything about you especially if you love posting different details about yourself on social media.

Through privacy policies, you can control the information that you can share with people. Those that you trust can access more information about you while those who do not know you will be restricted from even viewing your profile. This can be effective in making sure that the website gets just enough details about the person but not enough to steal the user’s identity.

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V. Barnes

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Answered Jun 13, 2018

Privacy policies exist because it ensures that any users who end up using a service or going to a website will have the assurance that their personal information will be protected. It will let a user know that their personal information is safe and there are measures being taken to protect that information. This has become a more widely used practice in the world of online technology especially on the heels of the #deletefacebook scandal.

People are more and more becoming worried that companies will sell their personal information to other companies without their consent in sort of the same way that Facebook was doing. Privacy is something that anyone wants to make sure they have when it comes to the protection of any personal or sacred information. When privacy policies are implemented and put in place, it lets everyone involved know that there are policies and rules that have been put in place to make sure that the private information of users is protected and not being sold or accessed by other outside entities.

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