The US Safe Harbor - Fact or Fiction? (2008)
5.5. Content of privacy policies
The quality of the content of privacy policies varies significantly. Major issues identified in this study include:
- Numerous privacy policies simply refer the consumer to the Department of Commerce Safe Harbor website for further details.
- Numerous privacy policies claim that the organisation is complaint with the Safe Harbor without providing any explanation about what the Safe Harbor is. One example just says ‘Customers from the European Union should note that we are in compliance with the Safe Harbor privacy principles.’ No further details are provided.