Readability of privacy policies for big tech companies visualised

For The New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro plotted the length and readability of privacy policies for large companies:

To see exactly how inscrutable they have become, I analyzed the length and readability of privacy policies from nearly 150 popular websites and apps. Facebook’s privacy policy, for example, takes around 18 minutes to read in its entirety – slightly above average for the policies I tested.

The comparison is between websites with a focus on Facebook and Google, but the main takeaway I think is that almost all privacy policies are complex, because they’re not there for the users.

Source: Readability of privacy policies for big tech companies | FlowingData