A movement that got bipartisan lawmakers to get the law passed in both chambers would simplify the service agreements on websites. The Act would be for the terms of service, labeling, design, and readability, aptly known as the TDLR Act. TheHill reports that the Act would require the websites to maintain a summary statement that explains the terms to the visitor to the site in simple language about the disclosure of personal data collected.
Why A Change Is Required
Often, the blanket terminology would confuse the visitors to the site, getting them to agree forcefully to all the terms and conditions the company has put out or even lose access to the website or app entirely—Lori Trahan. She happens to represent the house version of the bill stated to Fox2Now.
The companies tend to mislead the visitors by drafting unusually long and complicated contracts that users often don’t go through when they are in a hurry to make a purchase or message someone. Usually, this fine print is not at all readable and the terms often don’t give a clear picture to the user and may confuse them further.
Solution To The Problem
Users are often compelled to go through pages of technical jargon that they don’t understand. They have to agree to the terms to use the service or purchase goods from the company, which actually violates their rights. YRT News reports that the companies need to make readable summaries that can help consumers come to the right decisions about the agreements they are getting into.
This ACT is enforceable by the Federal Trade Commission and the state attorney general. The users have seen this move by the bipartisan lawmakers for the people to welcome change and hope there will be more transparency.