September 23, 2015
Consumer privacy is an enduring concern on the Web. Read these privacy statements:
As you compare and contrast them, please indicate
The Principal Financial Group policy appears to cover all the bases on the major legal and consumer interest topics, including COPPA and ad tracking with what that information is used for, and including how long it is tracked. Additionally, the detail in what specific information the user provides and how that information is both captured, tracked, how to update and change the information by the user, and it appears how to also opt-out.
From an ethical perspective, I believe Principal Financial Group has the most ethical, especially given the fact that the company transacts financial information for its customers. Additionally, it includes COPPA information and how they don’t specifically market to children. I’m not sure I would call any of the privacy policies as being, “unethical,” but when I first read the Barack Obama website online policy, it was interesting to note that the site is under a different company/organization, specifically Organizing for Action. This could potentially be somewhat confusing for users who aren’t necessarily aware of how politics work within our country and the involvement of other organization types, such as Political Action Committees (PACs) or other incorporated entities.