Tips on how to quickly get the truth from company privacy notices

04/08/2023 | The Markup

For most people, the idea of reading a privacy notice is enough to make them want to pull their hair out. They're long, confusing, and written in language that feels like it's designed to be as hard to understand as possible. But privacy policies are important because they explain what personal data companies collect and how they use it. That's why it's worth learning how to navigate them to find the information that matters most. In an article for The Markup, two experts share tips for spotting key sections and opting out of certain processing activities. They drew from their extensive experience reading and writing privacy policies and consulted with privacy experts to get their advice. By following their guidance, users can better understand what they're agreeing to and make more informed choices about their privacy.

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