Deciphering Websites’ Privacy Policies

A new tool helps you cut through the gobbledygook and protect your data.

Norman Sadeh (pictured at left) is a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon and Fordham Law recently launched UsablePrivacy.org, a website that helps visitors review privacy policies. Read on for excerpts from our interview:

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.