In order for people to read the terms and conditions of the pages and applications, the United States seeks to present them in a summarized manner
Due to the time it takes to read the terms and conditions of the websites Y Applications. Most people accept them without knowing what they say.
But that would be about to change in U.S and it is that a group of legislators had proposed a new law in which it would force the companies to reduce them.
The Washington Post reported that the bill is called the TLDR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) Act, which translates to “Too Long, I Haven’t Read It.”
What is the goal of the US legislators?
Its goal is that people can better understand the terms and conditions when they download an app or access a service.
If the terms and conditions are more accessible people they can read it. In this way, they would not be skipped and could know what they are accessing when they have an app or enter a service.
And it is because these terms and conditions are very extensive and include fine print. People give up reading it and end up accepting the sharing of data such as:
- geographic information
- precise location
What could endanger the people safety as this data can fall into the wrong hands.
“Users shouldn’t have to go through legal jargon pages in a website’s terms and conditions of service to learn how their data will be used. Requiring companies to provide an easy to understand summary of their terms has to be mandatory and should have been done a long time ago,” said Lori Trahan, MP and representative of the TLDR bill.
In this way, people will be able to better understand how their data will be used and what type of information the pages and applications collect.
“If approved, the TLDR Law would apply to commercial websites and apps, but some small businesses could be exempt. In addition to agencies such as the FTC and prosecutors would be responsible for enforcing the law “
It should be noted that this proposal is under discussion, so it is not known if it will be approved and when it would come into force.