Business Insider: Silicon Valley made a big deal about obeying GDPR, but a study shows the policies of firms like Facebook are ‘vague’ and ‘insufficient’

Business Insider: Silicon Valley made a big deal about obeying GDPR, but a study shows the policies of firms like Facebook are ‘vague’ and ‘insufficient’. “Remember all those endless emails and app notifications about how important your privacy is to tech firms? That was all about those firms having to obey new European privacy rules, officially known as the GDPR. But a new study from a European consumer group has found that most popular tech companies are falling short of properly obeying the rules.”

Engadget: Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it

Engadget: Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it . “Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy laws are about to go into effect, and one of the key rules is that companies must provide ‘clear and transparent’ notice about how your data will be used. Google has done just that, releasing its upcoming privacy policy that explains exactly how it will use your data in surprisingly easy-to-understand terms.”

Wired: An AI That Reads Privacy Policies So That You Don’t Have To

Wired: An AI That Reads Privacy Policies So That You Don’t Have To. “Today, researchers at Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan announced the release of Polisis—short for ‘privacy policy analysis’—a new website and browser extension that uses their machine-learning-trained app to automatically read and make sense of any online service’s privacy policy, so you don’t have to.”

The Conversation: Nobody reads privacy policies – here’s how to fix that

The Conversation: Nobody reads privacy policies – here’s how to fix that. “Have you ever actually read an app’s privacy policy before clicking to accept the terms? What about reading the privacy policy for the website you visit most often? Have you ever read or even noticed the privacy policy posted in your doctor’s waiting room or your bank’s annual privacy notice when you receive it in the mail? No? You’re not alone. Most people don’t read them.”

CBS News: Trump campaign changes web privacy policy after questions from CBS News

CBS News: Trump campaign changes web privacy policy after questions from CBS News. “For roughly half a day Tuesday, anyone who visited President Donald Trump’s newly-redesigned campaign website was tacitly agreeing to allow the campaign, its site and associated apps to collect their location information based on their proximity to ‘beacons,’ according to a privacy policy that was quickly altered after CBS News made inquiries.”