Al Franken Grandstands Over Meaningless Privacy Policies
from the come-on-al dept
We were just discussing the whole misguided focus on privacy policies. For years, now, there’s been this false and silly belief that, if we just required that websites have “privacy policies,” it would somehow lead to more privacy. But it’s a completely false sense of security. No one reads privacy policies. They’re meaningless. And you can put anything in one — including claiming to freely give up anyone’s data to anyone who asks. And yet… the obsession continues. My original post on the subject was due to a silly study about how many mobile apps don’t have privacy policies. In true grandstanding fashion, it appears Senator Al Franken has picked up on that report, and is saying that Apple and Google should require privacy policies.