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The Privacy Policy Grading System (PPGS) by Ken Cox is a method for rating privacy policies based on specific criteria, assigning each policy a letter grade from A (blue) for strong privacy protection to F (red) for inadequate protection. This system evaluates policies across six key areas, including transparency, user control, third-party sharing, security measures, notification of changes, and readability.

PPGS emphasizes clear language and comprehensive coverage in privacy policies, alongside user rights like access, modification, and deletion of personal data. It also assesses policies for their handling of third-party sharing, security measures to protect data, methods of notifying users about policy changes, and the readability level suitable for an average 9th-grade United States student.


Currently, it is not possible to view your company’s PPGS Report on the website. PPGS is in the process of developing a feature that will allow companies to access their reports and potentially display a badge on their website. This functionality is not yet active. If you are interested in being notified when this service becomes available, please send an email expressing your interest to [email protected].

The Vendor Review Automation (VRA) tool by PPGS not only automates the evaluation of vendors’ privacy policies but also assists companies in meeting SOC (Service Organization Control) requirements for annual vendor reviews. This tool streamlines the process by reaching out to vendors, collecting their information, and providing an interface for assessing risk. Additionally, it generates evidence of vendor reviews, which can be vital for audits. This makes VRA a comprehensive solution for companies looking to efficiently manage vendor relationships and ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations. Learn more

PPGS (Privacy Policy Grading System) is important because it provides a standardized, objective framework for evaluating the effectiveness and thoroughness of privacy policies. By assessing policies against key criteria such as transparency, user control, third-party sharing, and security measures, PPGS helps ensure that companies are upholding high standards in data privacy and protection. This is crucial in an era where data breaches and privacy concerns are prevalent, offering a clear benchmark for companies to strive for better privacy practices and for consumers to make informed decisions about who they share their personal information with.

Currently, access to PPGS data via an API is not available. However, development is underway to create an API and DNS lookups, which will enable developers to access PPGS data. This upcoming feature aims to provide greater flexibility and integration options for those seeking to utilize PPGS’s privacy policy grading insights in their applications and systems.

At PPGS, the review and analysis of privacy policies are primarily conducted by an AI named KATZAI, developed in homage to the landmark Katz v. United States case related to privacy rights. KATZAI handles most of the review process, efficiently evaluating policies against PPGS’s established criteria. Additionally, PPGS is developing a service to offer attorney-led reviews, where policies will be assessed, graded, and summarized at a 9th-grade reading level. This service, however, is not yet available. For more information or updates on this upcoming service, interested parties can email [email protected].