There's another way though. There's now a new AI tool that reads through certain privacy policies for us, checks the details and points out the main parts that need our attention and it's called Guard.
What is Guard?
Launched on Sunday, Guard is a neural network application that reads privacy policies. Currently, it has only been created to read the policies of well-known popular services such as Tinder, Netflix, and LinkedIn, among a few others.
🚀 Launching Guard today!— Javi Rameerez (@rameerez) September 22, 2019
An 🧠 AI that reads privacy policies for you.
Tinder shares your conversations and matches, Twitter sells your info and Instagram can't even guarantee your data security. There's much more.
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You can request Guard to add other services and companies to its list, but that's an on-going process.
Guard not only reads the policies for you, but it breaks them down in an easy-to-read manner. For example, it shares information about past privacy scandals a company has gone through, and the level and amount of threat you may be faced with if you agree to their terms and conditions.
The brain behind this operation is Javi Rameerez, a developer who built the app for his thesis on AI and natural language processing.
Here's a break down of Rameerez's tech.
A few examples of privacy policies available on Guard
Let's take what Guard has dug up about LinkedIn, for example.
Here's what that would look like on Guard:
Then, you can see the exact dates and description of past privacy scandals.
Afterward, Guard uses an interactive quiz, so you learn more about privacy policies.
It's a work in progress, as Guard is ever-evolving and growing, and open for input by you as its users. Open to suggestions of other companies or sites; it may save us all a lot of time, and potential privacy scandals.