“Swine flu hits laptop!”
Hopefully this will not ever be the case, but there are viruses out there that love computers. You may have installed all the virus guards and firewalls you think are necessary, but what about the websites you link to? In the current economic climate, people’s tendency is naturally to network like mad and, in order to raise their profile on the net, to link to other websites and get others to link back to them. But what protection do those websites have?
From a legal point of view, if you link to other websites without warning your customers, it is the same as passing them on to complete strangers. Your customers risk not only down loading unknown viruses from the other website, but they may fill in forms with their personal and credit card details. This data may be passed on to marketing agencies, friends & family, anybody!