New ‘TLDR’ bill would make long 'terms and conditions' a relic of the past

New ‘TLDR’ bill would make long 'terms and conditions' a relic of the past


Long and complicated terms of service that users must agree to for most websites and online services would be banned under a new bill introduced in the House.

The Terms-of-Service Labeling, Design, and Readability (or TLDR) Act, introduced Thursday by Democratic Rep. Lori Trahan of Massachusetts, would require all major businesses to create a simple and short summary of their terms of service page, thereby making it easy to comprehend for the average consumer. “TLDR” is online slang for “too long; didn’t read.”

The bill would grant the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general the power to fine companies that violate the legislation’s statutes.

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“For far too long, blanket terms of service agreements have forced consumers to either

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