Social media should be simpler
Of course, last week, we saw just how little MPs understand social media as it is, leaving one Tory red-faced as everyone saw how much he liked dirty photos.
Anyway, the complicated terms and conditions that allow firms like Facebook access to a wealth of personal information and even control a user's phone are drafted for use in American court rooms, according to the committee.
The committee would like a new set of guidelines that make sure websites explain themselves a bit clearer, and that laws should be in place should they not comply.
The committee has pointed to terms for Facebook Messenger's mobile app, which is used by more than 200,000 million people a month.
Basically, Facebook can gain direct access to a user's mobile or tablet, including to take pictures or make videos, at any time without explicit confirmation from the owner.
Committee chair Andrew Miller said: "Let's face it, most people click yes to terms and conditions contracts without reading them, because they are often laughably long and written in the kind of legalese you need a law degree from the USA to understand,"
Miller went on to say that he's sure most social media developers will be happy to sign up to new guidelines on "clear communication and informed consent" that the committee is asking the British government to draw up.