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Re: Article: Consumers ditch websites with poor privacy policies (PCPro UK)

From: Lauren Gelman <gelman@blurryedge.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 14:07:11 -0800
Cc: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5DB48A4B-E3EE-48F0-9E6D-231E78FF4846@blurryedge.com>
To: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>

Here is a broader discussion on the issue:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/sunday-review/hard-truths-about-disclosure.html?_r=1&hp

On Jan 19, 2012, at 5:40 PM, Jeffrey Chester wrote:

> I suggest people read the key academic article that shows that privacy policies are ineffective for consumers.    Even if Forrester data is reliable--and one would have to evaluate its survey work--hardly any privacy policies reflect actual data collection and targeting practices.  
> 
> The key text used by FTC and others is: The Cost of Reading Privacy Policies. I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 2008 Privacy Year in Review issue. (with A. McDonald)
> 
> http://lorrie.cranor.org/
> 
> 

Lauren Gelman
BlurryEdge Strategies
415-627-8512
gelman@blurryedge.com
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