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Group Working on Privacy Policy Iconography

ONLINE PRIVACY

November 20, 2012

A group of lawyers, coders and industry representatives have begun an experiment to make privacy policies “more palatable” to online users, The New York Times reports. The goal is to comb through the privacy policies of 1,000 websites and assign corresponding icons to educate users on how a website uses, shares and retains personal information. Mozilla Chief Privacy Officer Alex Fowler, whose firm is housing the experiment, said, “We are in a model now where no one reads privacy policies…Does icon-ifying them make it of interest to the user? We have a ways to go.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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