Cut to the chase.
The Monterey Park Democrat proposed legislation this week to require websites that collect personal information to make their privacy policies short, sweet and simple.
Lengthy legalese keeps many consumers from understanding such policies, he said.
"I think many privacy policies actually create a false sense of privacy for the average consumer," Chau said. "They're just so long that people skip over them and click 'accept' without knowing what they're signing onto."
Assembly Bill 242 would require Internet privacy policies to be written at an eighth-grade reading level, use concise wording and include a statement indicating what personal information is collected and how it is used.
AB 242 would limit privacy policies to 100 words. Chau practices what he preaches.
His bill is 64 words long.
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