Automated Tracking of Online Service Policies
J. Trent Adams
affiliation not provided to SSRN
University of Waterloo
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Computer Science
August 15, 2010
The use of online services such as social networking sites or search engines is generally governed by one or more usage policies, such as terms of service, end-user license agreements, and privacy policies. To facilitate effective dissemination of policy information, structured policy data formats such as the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) and others have been proposed, but have not benefited from wide adoption. Consequently, today users still must resort to locating, reading, and understanding the usage policies for the services they use regularly – an onerous task for ordinary users.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 22, 2012
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