PrivacyCheck: Automatic Summarization of Privacy Policies Using Data MiningAuthor(s): Razieh Nokhbeh Zaeem, Rachel German, K. Suzanne Barber
Published on Aug 14, 2016
Research shows that only a tiny percentage of users actually read the online privacy policies we all implicitly agree to when using a website. It also suggests that users ignore privacy policies because they are lengthy and, on average, require two years of college education to comprehend. We propose a novel technique that tackles this problem by automatically extracting graphical summaries of online privacy policies. We use data mining models to analyze the text of privacy policies and answer ten basic questions concerning the privacy and security of user data, what information is gathered from them, and how this information is used.