Standard Privacy Report

What’s an SPR?

The Common Sense Standard Privacy Report (SPR) displays the most important privacy practices from a product’s policies in a single easy-to-read outline. The SPR indicates whether or not a product’s policies disclose that they engage in each particular privacy practice and displays an alert when users should further investigate particular details prior to use. This alert indicates that the particular detail is risky, unclear, or has not been evaluated by Common Sense.

How Should We Use the SPR?

The SPR shows 80 of the most significant findings from our full 150-question evaluation framework. The SPR also includes all the basic evaluation questions, and is available for both a basic and full evaluation of a product. The SPR does not summarize a full evaluation, but rather provides a representative sample of the full evaluation findings as well as all of the basic evaluation findings for easier comparison between products.

What Questions Does the SPR Cover?

The SPR is comprised of 80 core questions. You have several options for navigating these questions, and learning more about data privacy. You can view all of the SPR core questions with each of their possible answers for yes, no, unclear, and not evaluated. In addition, you can navigate the privacy evaluation questions which include additional background information and relevant citations to help understand each possible answer in the SPR. The following is an example of the first page of a SPR: