Thanks to the EU and the introduction of the GDPR, every single man and his dog has been emailing you over the last few weeks, telling you about their updated privacy policies and asking you to opt in to their mailing lists.Did you actually read any of those new agreements, or just accept them sight unseen, like just about everybody else?Our understanding of how our data moves around is clearly limited - take the Cambridge Analytica scandel. Facebook never knew what was happening to the data, never mind its users. So it really does feel like all of those privacy policies are pointless. We don’t read them, the companies don’t necessarily comply with them.What we need is a standard simple, plain english agreement, made up of check boxes, detailing what will and won’t be shared. Of course for many companies that might not be in their best interests, given how they thrive on you not realising how widely your data gets shared.