The Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner of BC has issued some Guidance for organizations to assist them in ensuring that their website privacy policies are compliant with legislative requirements. In a document entitled “Practical Suggestions for your Organizations Website’s Privacy Policy” the Commissioner’s Office offers up 10 suggestions to keep in mind when developing the policy:

  • Clearly set out the basic
  • Inform visitors if you are using cookies
  • Inform visitors if information is being transferred outside of Canada
  • Avoid mixing ‘opt-in” and ‘opt-out’ consents
  • Provide information regarding Access, Correction and Complaints
  • Provide contact information
  • Make the Policy easy to find
  • Write the Policy in plain language
  • Make the Policy specific to your organization
  • Update the Policy regularly

Take a look at the document, which provides more detailed information and check your web site privacy policy – Does it measure up?