Local country compliance is a question that many website owners may consider when their website deals with international clients, users and visitors to their website. This question cannot be given a definitive answer as its difficult to control access to your website, however general guidance can be suggested.
With respect to internet regulation and laws concerning the collection of information, it’s the case that some countries will have no or little regulation. Other jurisdictions, particularly English speaking jurisdictions such as Singapore, the US, much of the EU and Canada do have privacy and security regulation which are similar to Australia.
New privacy legislation – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – came into effect in May 2018. This affects all businesses who collect personal information from UK and EU citizens. If you are an Australian business engaged in email marketing to UK and EU customers, then you need to comply with the new regulations.
For more information read our guide: How to Comply with GDPR.
In most cases …