Take Facebook, for example:
While Facebook is a deep-pocket mega-corporation that can write off such a fine as merely the cost of doing business, the majority of companies on the planet, including Shopify-powered growth businesses like yours, cannot tolerate such high fines.
If you sell your goods or services to users in a specific country and explicitly target consumers in that area, you will likely be subject to that country's data privacy laws.
Some businesses fall into one trap: GDPR compliance is the highest standard and automatically makes a business compliant with all other laws—this is false. Compliance is not universal, and GDPR widely differs from its counterparts, such as California's CCPA and Canada's PIPEDA on some issues and other laws.
One recent victim of such a mistake was TikTok.
Each business differs in which data they collect, providers they use, data sharing and selling and retention periods, analytics tools used—whether it is google analytics or competitors.
Each Shopify eCommerce business collects different types and amounts of data, stores this data on different servers located in different countries, and uses personal data in many ways.
For example, one eCommerce business may collect customers' phone numbers and store EU customers' data servers in Europe. Another store may not ask for its customers' number and choose to keep EU customers' data on servers operated by US cloud providers in the USA.
No two privacy policies should look alike.
Next, you'll provide information about how you collect and use your customers' data to and enable compliance with relevant privacy laws.
When filling out this section, provide details on the following:
With Enzuzo you can quickly satisfy GDPR, CCPA and PIPEDA's transparency requirements.
This section applies if you are collecting personal data related to the use of your Shopify store, such as IP address, time stamps, device ID or location information. Enzuzo allows you to add the types of usage data you collect to your Policy and your purposes.
For example, suppose you collect device ID or location data to prevent fraud or collect data on web searches and product views for advertisement. In that case, you can easily insert this information into your Policy with Enzuzo.
To comply with privacy laws such as the GDPR, CCPA and PIPEDA, you should inform your website users about the third-party services you use on your eCommerce store, such as Google Analytics and your remarketing activities.