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Privacy Documents Proving a Nightmare to Understand

     
8:29 pm on Jun 12, 2019 (gmt 0)

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The NYT has put 150 privacy policies to the test of understandability, and it's interesting that the majority are a real challenge, such as airbnb, or easier are DDG and Craigslist.
We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster.

The article is worth a read and a good reminder to us to avoid creating a cumbersome document.

[nytimes.com...]
5:35 am on June 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Really engine, you do not understand the contemporary way to do business. Are you trying to be fair to your vistors or something?

What you should be doing is a privacy policies is confusing people so they just click OK. With actual binding contracts its best to make them as long as possible to deter people from reading them.

Anyway, these websites have not really got it. A mere 19 minutes to read. Now this is a real contract: [sheffield.gov.uk...] - tens of documents, many of them hundreds of pages long. When are privacy policies going to reach these heights? Come on, we need to do T & Cs which would take a customer and year or two to read!
8:10 am on June 13, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hehe, yes, I get it graeme_p.
It doesnt work for me because there are a number of ts and cs that ive found too cumbersome to bother to read and it's put me off. I don't use the service.

I can imagine many pepple just accepting without reading, even with shorter privacy policies.
8:01 am on June 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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In the other hand, laws are also excessively complex and long :)
8:23 am on June 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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^^^ Intentionally ... that way the pols earn their wages. :)

(I suspect that many have personal portfolios that are linked to paper manufacturers).
 

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