In reality though, nobody reads these notices, so these predictions do not have any real influence in real time. The correlation between these estimates cannot be applied to today's economic wealth. To conclude, the point of the article was not to influence people's decision to actually read the privacy policies of web applications, but was to try and create a better connection between privacy and the consumer more applicable. In other words, companies need to find an easier way for the consumer to read these policies in a manner which wouldn't cost the economy or hundreds of hours of one's annual life. In my opinion, these long technicalities actually just scare away consumers from reading them, almost as if they are discouraging the right of understanding between the law and consumer. Something should be done in this day and age where society is supposedly getting technologically more innovated.
Thursday, October 9, 2008