|Aim||To find out quickly what the TOS of an app provider say and why this can be important|
|Number of participants||any|
|Conditions||The activity needs enough time for the research and implementation phases. Suitable for groups|
|Material||Smartphone, website https://tosdr.org/|
All apps, social networks and programmes have terms of services (TOS) which hardly anybody ever reads. Some of them are written in such a complex way that it doesn’t even make sense to read them. Still, they have an influence on the rights of the person agreeing to them.
The website https://tosdr.org/ can help to “translate” the TOS of services.
If you want to carry out the exercise as a group activity, each group can evaluate a specific service, such as a platform the respective participants use, according to their own user behavior:
If I agree to the TOS, is the app authorised to use and pass on my contents and pictures?
If I send someone a message or picture, is the transmission encrypted? What commitments do I enter into?
|Tags||small print, TOS|