Proposed Law: Privacy Policies Must Be Less Than 100 Words (Says 336 Word Bill)
from the lawyers-are-not-good-at-being-brief dept
And, yet, politicians still seem to focus on privacy policies, as if they're a legitimate replacement for actually doing something to protect privacy. In pointing out how silly privacy policies are, a year ago, we noted that you'd need to take a month off from work each year to actually read all the privacy policies you encounter on a normal basis. It appears that California Assemblymember Ed Chau has a solution to all of this (as pointed out by Eric Goldman): just pass a law that requires all privacy policies to be less than 100 words. Seriously.
And, not to be snarky or anything, but the text of the law itself (removing the digest explanation and preamble) clocks in at 336 words. So... if your law saying that all privacy policies must be under 100 words can't be written in under 100 words, perhaps you've highlighted the problem with your own law.