Social site terms tougher than Dickens

Children may be signing up to apps with terms and conditions only university students can understand. The BBC carried out a readability test on 15 sites to work out the education level required to understand these policies and found that all 15 sites had policies that were written at a university reading level, and were more complicated than Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”.

By having a hard to read policies while providing services to children, companies could be breaching European data rules, which require them to clearly spell out how they use personal data.

Source: Social site terms tougher than Dickens – BBC News

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