Thursday, October 09, 2008

Calculating the cost of reading online privacy policies

First the bad news: reading online privacy policies would cost $365 billion a year in lost productivitiy and leisure.

Now the good news: it doesn't matter because nobody reads them.


A recent study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University estimated that if each web-surfer read the full privacy policy of each website they visit once a year, it would take far too much time. Gotta make them shorter, sweeter and easier to understand.

See: Study: Reading online privacy policies could cost $365 billion a year.

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