05 March 2012

Proof That Reading Privacy Policies Is Stupid

Transparency has its virtues, but in practice, you deal with so many different institutions, each with its own privacy policy, that it is a practical impossibility to read them all. A better course might be to standardize so that instead of taking ten minutes to read and the wisdom to catch the subtleties, you could look at one or two characters that would be a bit like urban zoning classification and tell you what kind of privacy policy there was with a particular institution in a glance.

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