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Re: LiveJournal and GoodDiff - Privacy policy visibility

From: Nick Doty <npdoty@ischool.berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:21:06 -0700
Message-ID: <CAPtqNuwum++--Jz2R5kZWiwOF=OKhoxbT+ra0xiHKCugNYK-Qw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Cc: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
EFF is working on a similar project called TOSBack:
http://www.tosback.org/about.php

Automated detection of changes in legal terms of service might be helpful
for users of the service who wish to inspect the differences, but I think
it's more likely that it's useful for experts (advocates like EFF, legal
academics or bloggers) who can interpret the change in the legal text and
write about the implications when they're substantial or concerning.

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com> wrote:

> LiveJournal modified its privacy policy
>
> http://www.goodiff.org/changeset/625/sixapart/www.livejournal.com/legal/privacy.bml
>
> It is quite common. I think that would make in general a good ground for a
> best practice for TOS and EULA. Not many companies show exactly the
> differences in between two versions of a policy. You usually receive an
> email saying this is the new policy when it would be a lot more useful to
> have a diff in addition of the full policy.
>
> Even an explanation about the implications would improve it too.
>
> --
> Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
> Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 21:21:35 UTC

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