What the Tech? New privacy policies
Many privacy policies are confusing and not very transparent, but a new regulation requires companies to be upfront about their intentions.
So you don't live in Europe, how does this affect you? Every website that has visitors who live in Europe must comply which includes virtually every company, app and website.
Here's why you should pay attention to the new regulations and how companies are reacting:
Up until now it hasn't been very easy to see what data companies collected from you. Many privacy policies are confusing and not very transparent. The new regulation requires the companies to be upfront about it. The companies are also required to notify users of the new policy and, in some cases, ask that the user opt in to continue using the service.