8 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2012
Date Written: 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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Adams, J. Trent and Bauer, Kevin and Hardcastle, Asa and Grunwald, Dirk and Sicker, Douglas, Automated Tracking of Online Service Policies (August 15, 2010). TPRC 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1989112