South Asian Website Privacy Policy Dataset

Citation Author(s):
National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA
Submitted by:
Yousra Javed
Last updated:
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:34
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This dataset contains a list of 284 popular websites and URLs to their privacy statements. The websites belong to the three largest South Asian economies, namely, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Each website is categorized into 10 sectors, namely, e-commerce, finance/banking, education, healthcare, news, government, telecom, buy and sell, job/freelance, and blogging/discussion. We hope that this dataset will help researchers in investigating website privacy compliance.


The dataset is split by country via sheets, i.e., one sheet per country. Each sheet contains five columns. The column description is as follows:Column 1 specifies the sector that a specific website belongs to.Column 2 specifies the sources that were leveraged to collect the websites belonging to a specific sector.Column 3 specifies the name of a website.Column 4 specifies the URL of a website.Column 5 specifies the privacy policy/statement URL, if provided by the corresponding website. An empty cell in this column depicts that the respective website does not provide a privacy statement.