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Global coalition of DPAs finds website privacy notices 'too vague,' 'inadequate'

A study by an international coalition of data protection authorities has found that "organisations need to be more open, honest and transparent in their online privacy notices about how they handle people's personal data," according to a release from the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office.

 

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network Sweep 2017 found that companies' privacy communications "tended to be vague"; a majority of companies "failed to inform the user" about how their data would be processed, though many were clear about what data was collected; "generally failed to specify with whom data would be shared"; did not provide reference to the security of collected data and in what jurisdiction it was held; while nearly half of those examined referred to how data subjects could access their data.

 

"Working with our global partners has helped to identify that this is a worldwide problem," ICO Intelligence and Research Group Manager Adam Stevens said.

 

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https://www.privacyenforcement.net/sites/default/files/2017%20GPEN%20Sweep%20-%20International%20Rep...