Crowdsourcing the Interpretation of Terms of Service Agreements

This is an interesting project:

“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that. We are a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E.

ToS;DR is a young project started in June 2012. The data is subject to important changes. This is your opportunity to help us fix the “biggest lie on the web”: join us if you have information to contribute related to specific terms or if you have a comment!

ToS;DR aims at creating a transparent and peer-reviewed process to rate and analyse Terms of Service and Privacy Policies in order to create a rating from Class A to Class E. We need more legal expertise, please also join the working-group. We also need people to contribute source code. Everything is JavaScript and JSON. The data is freely available (CC-BY-SA) and ready to be used for other tools, like browser extensions.

I think aspects of this could succeed, and others will not. I will be following it closely. Hey, if Intex can work, why not this? [Via Jane Hu]

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