Disclosures in Privacy Policies: Does 'Notice and Consent' Work?
NIPFP Working Paper Series, WP No. 246, 2018
45 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Date Written: December 11, 2018
This paper evaluates the quality of privacy policies of five popular online services in India -- Google, Whatsapp, Uber, Flipkart and Paytm -- from the perspective of access and readability. We ask -- do the policies have specific, unambiguous and clear provisions that lend themselves to easy comprehension? We also conduct a survey among college students to evaluate how much do users typically understand of what they are signing up for.
Keywords: privacy, privacy policies, disclosure, notice, consent, survey
JEL Classification: K00, D80, D86, K20, K30
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