This underscores that reading a month’s worth of privacy policies for 96 websites would consume approximately 43 hours of one’s time. The study analyzed the time required to read these frequently tangled texts and their complexity. The study also found that the readability of privacy policies is generally poor. Most privacy policies are written at a college-level reading level, and many are only readable by graduates.
Reading all the privacy policies of the 20 most-visited Canadian websites would consume approximately eight and a half hours, while for the 96 websites visited monthly, it balloons to 41.3 hours. To put this in perspective, dedicating the same amount of time to a minimum-wage job would earn you roughly $479.46 USD or 646 CAD.
Also, differences surfaced among countries, with European nations featuring more comprehensive policies, driven by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While Germany boasted the longest policies, South Korea emerged with the shortest.
The sources for this piece include an article in NordVPN.