General Data Protection Regulation
GDPR applies to you if you:
- Are located in the European Union;
- Offer goods or services to European Union residents, regardless of your location;
- Monitor the behavior of European Union residents, regardless of your location; or
- Process and hold the personal data of European Union residents, regardless of your location.
California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003
Note that the law does not distinguish where the operator is actually located. Whether the law applies or not depends on where the visitor is located, meaning that it could potentially affect any website in the United States. Also, this law does not have a revenue requirement, meaning that it would apply to small businesses, as well as large ones.
California Consumer Privacy Act
The CCPA applies to any for-profit business that:
- Has annual gross revenues of over $250,000,000;
- Annually buys, receives, sells or shares the personal information of 50,000 or more California residents, households or devices; or
- Derives 50% or more of its annual revenue from selling the personal information of California residents.
Nevada privacy law
The Nevada privacy law and its amendment applies to “operators” which are defined as any person who:
- Owns and operates a website or online service for business purposes;
- Collects and maintains the personal information of consumers who reside in Nevada nad use or visit the Internet website or online service; and
- Purposefully directs its activities towards Nevada, consummates a transaction with the state of Nevada or a resident of Nevada, purposefully avails itself of the privilege of conducting activities in Nevada or otherwise engages in any activity that constitutes sufficient nexus with Nevada to satisfy the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
Note again that the law does not require your business to be physically located in Nevada for it to apply to you. This law also does not have a revenue requirement, meaning that it would apply to small businesses, as well as large.
More laws are coming
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