For example, California and the European Union may attempt to apply their laws and regulations to your business…even if your company isn’t based in California or Europe. Both have strict privacy laws and regulations that may affect your website’s legal protection.
In fact, the EU adopted an 80+ page data protection regulation that went into effect in 2018. And California has enacted a new law that’s similarly complicated…and it goes into effect in 2020.
Now, you could ignore these risks. And maybe a government agency won’t come after you. And you won’t get sued by someone claiming you’ve violated their new legal rights.