One of the most popular memes in recent years has been the “distracted boyfriend” meme. The coverage has been amazing, including the identification of an 18th Century equivalent painting.
One of the most striking things about the meme is that the presumably current girlfriend has a similar look to the presumably new girl that is so distracting to the boyfriend. It is this similarity that prompted us to…
As outlined in the WardPLLC.com blog post earlier this week:
That’s all fine from a philosophical standpoint, but what does transparency mean in practical terms? Essentially, it is about telling your users/customers what you will do with their data and why. The easiest way to demonstrate the change is by looking at privacy policies. To me, these policies have been a lot like middle school fads, in that as soon as businesses identified what seemed to be a good policy, everyone blindly copied and pasted the model, even if it included language that was totally inapplicable. (You know who you are.)
As you are undoubtedly getting these notices like we are, take some time to read one or two. Technically, I suppose you should read them all, but since you’re human and naturally don’t like torture, I am trying to set a realistic goal for your weekend.
- concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible;
- written in clear and plain language, particularly if addressed to a child; and
- free of charge.
Take a look at the ones you have through this lens. Do they meet the standard?