California Wants to Make Online Privacy Policies a Little More Understandable

"Since the dawn of the Internet, the design of privacy notices has remained much the same—miles of dense print that it would take a heroic effort to read. In fact, Aleecia McDonald and Lorrie Cranor calculated in 2008 that it would take an individual American an average of 244 hours to read the privacy notices of all the sites they visit annually—and it’s doubtful that the situation’s gotten any better in the last six years."