What is a Privacy Policy? - Definition & Examples


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What is a privacy policy?

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1. Why do websites have a privacy policy?

2. What things does a privacy policy NOT contain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The modern world is awash with privacy policies that legally control the ways in which our personal information may be collected and used on the Web and in business. This quiz will serve as a test of your understanding of privacy policies, information gathering technologies, and the implications of this on our lives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will gauge your knowledge and understanding of:

  • Privacy policies by definition
  • Personal information gathering techniques
  • Purpose of privacy policies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the purpose of privacy policies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the content of privacy policies and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding personal information gathering technologies

Additional Learning

For more information regarding privacy policies, review the lesson titled What is Privacy Policy? - Definition & Examples. This lesson dives into further details including:

  • Purpose of privacy policies
  • Examples of privacy policies
  • Legal aspects of privacy policies
  • Information gathering technologies