Why Nobody Reads Web Site Privacy Policies [Infographic]

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 28th, 2011

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.

The Real Reason Nobody Reads Privacy Policies [Mashable]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/28/11
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