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So, You Answered No to Question 9?

It is crucial to be aware that even if you are not American and based outside the USA, you can still be investigated by the FTC for non-compliance. The jurisdiction of the FTC extends beyond US borders, which means that non-American website owners can still be subject to investigation and potential legal action for violations of FTC regulations.

Here's what you need to know:


The provided context highlights the potential risks faced by website owners who collect personal information from the European Union or other countries with similar laws and store that information on servers located outside the country of origin. Failure to comply with privacy and security principles required for EU Safe Harbor qualification may result in fines and penalties.


It is important to consult legal professionals specializing in international data protection and compliance to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the specific regulations that apply to your situation. They can provide tailored advice based on your business model, location, and the jurisdictions you operate in.

It is crucial to stay informed about the global reach of data protection and privacy laws, as well as any updates or changes in regulations. Compliance with these regulations not only helps you avoid potential legal consequences but also demonstrates your commitment to protecting consumer privacy and building trust with your audience.

Join FTC Guardian, whose members can connect with Chip Cooper, SaaS, Internet, and E-Commerce Attorney, Co-Founder & CEO of FTC Guardian, on live webinars twice per month. These sessions allow you to learn to navigate the new compliance risks and ask questions relevant to your situation.

In conclusion, regardless of your nationality or location, it is important to understand that non-compliance with FTC regulations can still subject you to investigation and potential legal action. Stay informed, seek legal counsel when necessary, and ensure that you are following best practices for privacy and data protection in all jurisdictions where you operate.

FTC Guardian membership provides an easy-to-implement solution to many of your potential FTC Risks.

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