But then I’m reminded of what Woody Allen said: “I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” Yes, privacy summaries can be too short to be meaningful.
Indeed, maybe written policies aren’t the best format for communicating with consumers, regardless of whether they’re long or short. Maybe consumers prefer watching videos. Intellectually, privacy professionals might want consumers to read privacy policies, but in practice, most consumers don’t. We should face that reality. So, I think we have an obligation to be creative, to explore other media for communicating with consumers about privacy. That’s why Google is exploring video formats. We’ve just gotten started, and so far, we’ve only launched one. We’re working on more. Take a look and let me know what you think. Remember, we’re trying to communicate with “average” consumers, so don’t expect a detailed tech tutorial.
Personally, I’ve also been trying to talk about privacy through other video formats, with the media. Below is just one example. I don’t know if all these videos are the right approach, but I do think it’s right to be experimenting.
Did you read the book, or watch the movie?