Calif. Bill Would Cap Privacy Policies At 100 Words

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 2:59 PM EST) -- A California state lawmaker proposed legislation Wednesday aimed at simplifying online privacy policies, requiring all companies that compile personally identifiable information to describe their data collection practices to consumers in 100 words or less in language that a middle-school student would understand.

The bill, which was introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Ed Chau, requires all website operators to write their shortened privacy policies at an eighth-grade reading level, using “clear and concise language” that consumers will be able to easily comprehend. Companies would also need to include...
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