Companies are increasingly providing additional controls and options for online users’ privacy, but they are too complicated for busy people, says Future of Privacy Forum Director Jules Polonetsky, CIPP/US. Instead, online controls should be as easy as driving a car. “I can rent a car model that I have never driven before, in a strange city—a machine that can kill people if I choose the wrong lever—but yet I can drive it safely without reading the manual. Why can’t my browser be as easy to use?” asks Polonetsky in this Slate Magazine article. He adds that high-level legislation supplemented by industry self-regulation “makes sense.”
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