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PPGS Grade C

Overall Grade: C


This privacy policy on Wikipedia meets some of the PPGS criteria, but there are significant shortcomings that need improvement.

1. Transparency:

The policy does provide clear and simple language, making it somewhat easy for users to understand. However, it lacks comprehensive coverage of the types of personal data and usage information collected. Additionally, the explanation of the purposes for collecting such data is not clearly stated.

2. User Control:

The policy allows users to access their personal information, but it does not explicitly mention the option to delete or modify their data. There is no information regarding opting out of certain data collection and sharing practices.

3. Third-party Sharing:

The policy vaguely mentions sharing personal information with third parties, but it does not outline when and under what circumstances this occurs. Users’ consent for such sharing is not clearly addressed, and there are no specified limits on third-party sharing.

4. Security Measures:

The policy does not provide a detailed description of the security measures in place to protect users’ personal information. There is no explicit commitment to maintaining the security of users’ data.

5. Notification of Changes:

There is no information provided on how users will be notified of significant changes to privacy practices. The methods of notification, such as email or website updates, are not specified.

6. Readability:

The privacy policy on Wikipedia is written in a complex and technical manner, which makes it difficult for an average 9th-grade United States student to understand.

Overall, the privacy policy of Wikipedia falls short in addressing several key aspects of privacy protection. Efforts should be made to improve transparency, user control, third-party sharing, security measures, notification of changes, and readability.

Review Date: 2023-11-07 10:32:04

Created by: Katz PPGS

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Benjamin Franklin
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Stephen King,
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Ayn Rand
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
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I don't see myself as a hero because what I'm doing is self-interested: I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.
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