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May 26, 2018In the News

Ehrhardt quoted in, “The GDPR privacy law happened, and all I got were these lousy emails”

If a privacy policy changes and no one reads it, does it really matter?

CNET News

Michael Best Partner Adrienne Ehrhardt was quoted in CNET News’ article, “GDPR privacy law happened, and all I got were these lousy emails” on May 26, 2018.

"We're updating our Privacy Policy." "Updates to Our Privacy Policy." "Announcing updates to our privacy policy." "Your data privacy: Please take action!"

The list of updated privacy policies in my inbox goes on and on -- and if you've signed up for any online service in the last decade, these emails are most likely in your inbox, too.

A reason these updated policies are much longer than their predecessors could be that companies have been rushing to meet the deadline, said Adrienne Ehrhardt, a partner at the law firm Michael Best, which is focused on privacy and cybersecurity.

"So, understandably, the approach may be to put in all the required information, and being transparent may equate to over informing, which leads to very long privacy notices," she said.

To read the entire CNET News article, click here.

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