Opinion | We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster. - The New York Times🔒 www.nytimes.com
This has some great visualization of various privacy policies. It’s telling how companies that tend to have a pro-privacy bend like Craigslist and Duck Duck Go are readable in a couple minutes with high-school level education. Facebook requires 18 minutes and a college level education. CNN and Hulu require you to be a legal professional to understand them. Airbnb is in a world of its own.
This is where services such as Terms of Service; Didn’t Read should be able to help crowdsource these intentionally obfuscated documents and turn them into something that normal people can understand. However, these services, like many in the pro-privacy space, aren’t exactly taking off like wildfire.Posted on June 13, 2019 →