What is a privacy notice?

A privacy notice, a privacy policy or a data protection policy is a document that informs people about how an organization collects, uses and safeguards their personal data. Privacy notices are crucial for organizations to adhere to data protection laws such as the GDPR in the EU and UK. 

A privacy notice should specify the types of personal data collected, the purposes for collecting them, how it is used, who it is shared with and the steps that are taken to safeguard it. It should also inform individuals about their rights concerning their data, such as the right to access, rectify or erase their details.