Friday, July 15

Weasels considered harmful

A message from Lorrie Cranor notes that the EFF is asking for aid in the hunt for Privacy Weasels, viz., websites who make empty privacy promises. They give examples such as:
Weasel language: "Although we take appropriate measures
to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of
information, we cannot assure you that personally
identifiable information that we collect will never be
disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this
Privacy Notice."

Translation: "You can't sue us if we violate our own

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