GPEN saw 'standard boilerplate language which did not take into account the relevant privacy jurisdiction.'
Concerning readability, GPEN stated that during the sweep they saw 'the use of standard boilerplate language which did not take into account the relevant privacy jurisdiction.' Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, cited two extremes where either policies were so short they could 'fit into a tweet' or legalistic policies that 'simply regurgitated - word for word in some cases - federal privacy legislation.'
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The sweep was not intended as investigation, however, several data protection authorities have taken follow-up action as a result and begun liaising with companies whose privacy policies drew concern. GPEN announced it has already begun planning another joint action for 2014.