How many website T&C's have you accepted without reading?

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Fed up with accepting lengthy T&C's on websites that take far too long to read in full? How do those T&C's affect your personal data?

How might we help people to understand the most important bits of information in a websites T&C'S- could we develop a plugin that summarises the key information and highlights things to be aware of concerning personal data? Would it be useful to capture and keep the summary of all the T&C's you've accepted in an app?

It's hugely important that people take more ownership over their personal data online, but this means understanding what data is being captured and shared in the first place. How can we begin to help people take more responsibility for their data?

  • Ben Matthews
    13 Jul at 12:26

    Something related here: http://tosdr.org/

    “I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.

    We are a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E.

    Terms of service are often too long to read, but it's important to understand what's in them. Your rights online depend on them. We hope that our ratings can help you get informed abour your rights. Do not hesitate to click on a service below, to have more details! You can also get the ratings directly in your browser by installing our web browser add-on.

  • Ben Matthews
    13 Aug at 15:24

    Also, check out this service: http://www.tossos.com/twitter/

    "Terms of Service SOS"

  • Ben Matthews
    13 Aug at 15:25

    And probably the best example of all: http://blog.codepen.io/legal/terms-of-service/