How to make sense of a privacy policy: Privacy policies are lengthy and often full of jargon, so just what should you look out for?

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When most of us encounter a privacy policy, it's usually a case of TL;DR (too long; didn't read). You're unlikely to go through it in detail, and even if you found something you didn't like or understand, there's little you can do if you want to interact with the organisation anyway.

But it's important to understand what data you're giving away in order to give informed consent. Here, we look at the issues with current privacy policies and explain what exactly you should look out for.

Period17 Dec 2021

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  • TitleHow to make sense of a privacy policy: Privacy policies are lengthy and often full of jargon, so just what should you look out for?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChoice.com.au
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date17/12/21
    DescriptionWhen most of us encounter a privacy policy, it's usually a case of TL;DR (too long; didn't read). You're unlikely to go through it in detail, and even if you found something you didn't like or understand, there's little you can do if you want to interact with the organisation anyway.

    But it's important to understand what data you're giving away in order to give informed consent. Here, we look at the issues with current privacy policies and explain what exactly you should look out for.
    Producer/AuthorRos Page
    URLhttps://www.choice.com.au/consumers-and-data/protecting-your-data/data-privacy-and-safety/articles/understanding-privacy-policies
    PersonsNormann Witzleb