[LINK] survey confidentiality boilerplate

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Mar 1 15:29:04 AEDT 2007

Here's a response to my posting of a copy on the privacy list:
>Sounds as though they are using the kind of system like Survey 
>Monkey (and the Telstra Bigpond new customer survey I was invited to 
>do recently!) that requires people to complete one screen at a time, 
>not allowing you to see what the next questions are until you answer 
>the previous set.  Very presumptuous.  They start, of course, with 
>the less intrusive questions and attempt to ease you in to the more 
>sensitive ones.  A basic privacy requirement of a survey should be 
>to allow people to peruse the entire survey in advance, so they can 
>decide for themselves whether or not there are any privacy-invasive 

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