April 19, 2013

The Fine Print of Privacy

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Ever wonder what happens to your data when you accept a “terms of service” agreement? Or, do you always comb through the fine print?

This second explainer, recently promoted by Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing, breaks down the details of a privacy policy and answers the following questions:

  1. What’s the point of a privacy policy?
  2. Are companies required to have one?
  3. How do privacy policies vary between companies?
  4. And how might they change in the future?
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  1. I feel that privacy is going to come down to paid and non-paid sites. Simple put, if you pay for services, it is likely that the motive for monetization has been met. Whereas, sites like Google, Microsoft and others will alter PP’s to suit the needs/desires of driving revenue. A satisfactory balance of privacy and revenue is difficult to meet. The amount of privacy invasions is adjusting, as consumers voice their opinions on what is an acceptable use of data.