When was the last time you read the entire privacy of a web site you were registering at? Never? You wouldn’t be alone and this infographic examination of privacy policies highlights why.
SelectOut, an ad-tracking opt-out initiative, created their inforgraphic using data culled from the top 1,000 sites on the web. Among their findings: privacy policies average a word count that takes people about ten minutes to read start to finish, contain dozens of links to supplementary documents, and around 12% of them flat out say (in the fine print of course) that they’ll be sharing your information with outside parties.
Hit up the link below to see the full infographic.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/28/11