Wednesday, 4 February 2009

What legislations apply to websites?

As with anything, it seems, your website is not free from having to comply with rules and regulations of some description. And once you start looking it can be a bit of a minefield. I have started a list of regulations, legislations, guidelines and acts that should at least be considered. This is by no means an exhaustive list and I won't be able to go into them all in detail, but I will do my best to provide you some information on them. This also doesn't look at industry specific regulations.

Legislation & Regulation
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • The Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
  • E-Commerce Regulations 2002
  • W3C Validation (XHTML, HTML & CSS)
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2
  • Companies Act 2006

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