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Schmidt: Legalese Makes Simple Policies Hard To Do

ONLINE PRIVACY

May 24, 2011

At a conference in the UK last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company is trying to make its privacy policies easier to read and understand--especially those for mobile devices--but required legalese makes it difficult. While not committing to a specific plan, Schmidt said the company is working on a "series of simplification projects" for its policies and noted that one option "may be to have simple statements followed by 'legally required' text," reports The Wall Street Journal. Google updated its policies last year, but a company blog post acknowledged it has further to go. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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