(...) Researchers reviewed the top 75 websites on the Internet and found that the median length of their privacy policies was 2,514 words. Then they added another factor — how long it took an average person to actually understand what they were reading, which they found by giving simple comprehension questions to 212 study participants. (...)
Do you have 76 spare work days to read over privacy agreements? I didn’t think so. Something isn’t quite right with how the whole system works and — while not a panacea — shifting more of the responsibility to the websites who want profit off your data might be a good way to start fixing it.
Tools to do it faster
- Terms of Service; Didn't Read
The community rates the site's TOS by giving a grade, from A to E. https://tosdr.org The project has been stale for a while but has gained new momentum recently https://github.com/tosdr/phoenix
A git-like history of terms of service, that tracks incremental modifications. https://tosback.org