The Risks of "Click-Through" Agreements: How Real Are They, and What to Do?

Thursday, May 08 | 10:15AM–11:15AM | Gateway Ballroom 1
Session Type: Professional Development

"Free" Internet services are commonly integrated into teaching, research, and administration at our institutions, spurred by the ease of individuals simply clicking "I agree." Bypassing institutional procurement processes also skips controls that evaluate risk and ensure appropriate contract terms that align with policies and practices; however, the potential for a lengthy procurement process encourages clicking "I agree" instead. A work group within the University of California undertook a methodical review across vendors' standard terms and conditions to understand where they actually created risk. This talk will present the themes, recommendations, and path forward from this group's efforts.


Learn where standard terms and conditions in click-through agreements create risk * Understand higher and lower risk distinguishing factors in a higher education context * Learn how higher education institutions are guiding end users to appropriate choices


  • Janine Roeth

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