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Privacy Manager Browser Client

July 12, 2011

By Travis Pinnick User Experience Designer | TRUSTe @xtratrav [For more background on the design of the TRUSTe Privacy Manager see the earlier post on Designing Browser Privacy Tools.] TRUSTe is preparing to release our Privacy Manager for Firefox, a browser client for consumers that provides transparency around the data practices of the sites they visit. The tool is comprised of two main sections, a short notice site policy summary, and a tracker manager for trackers, ads, and other third party scripts. The Privacy Summary section is an icon-based privacy short notice summary of each site’s data collection practices according … Continue reading Privacy Manager Browser Client

Layered Policy Design

May 20, 2011

By Travis Pinnick User Experience Designer | TRUSTe @xtratrav The original goal of privacy policies was to create transparency in data collection practices and to help users make informed decisions. Unfortunately most users do not read privacy policies and therefore little change has been made in data collection practices. This is partially because traditional privacy policies suffer from misaligned incentives. Privacy policies really serve as legal protection for the data collectors, and there is an incentive for websites to collect and share data about their users. This incentive should be balanced by the market with simplicity, transparency, and choice. As … Continue reading Layered Policy Design

Privacy Short Notice Design

February 17, 2011

By Travis Pinnick User Experience Designer | TRUSTe @xtratrav Part III: Proposed Design [This is part 3 in a series about the design of a TRUSTe Privacy Short Notice. For background on the project see part 1 and part 2.] TRUSTe Short Notice and Icon Design TRUSTe is currently in the process of designing an icon-based privacy short notice for simplifying and summarizing consumer-facing privacy statements in a browser-based client. The tool will initially be a simple, consumer-facing presentation layer of a TRUSTe-hosted XML-based policy database, but could ultimately become an open-source standard for inclusion by browser manufacturers available for … Continue reading Privacy Short Notice Design

Privacy Short Notice Design

By Travis Pinnick User Experience Designer | TRUSTe @xtratrav Part II: Recent Activity [This is part 2 in a series about the design of a TRUSTe Privacy Short Notice. For the proposed design see part 3] TRUSTe Short Notice and Icon Design TRUSTe is currently in the process of designing an icon-based privacy short notice for simplifying and summarizing consumer-facing privacy statements in a browser-based client. The tool will initially be a simple, consumer-facing presentation layer of a TRUSTe-hosted XML-based policy database, but could ultimately become an open-source standard for inclusion by browser manufacturers available for certification by other third-party … Continue reading Privacy Short Notice Design

Privacy Short Notice Design

By Travis Pinnick User Experience Designer | TRUSTe @xtratrav Part I: Background [This is part 1 in a series about the design of a TRUSTe Privacy Short Notice. To learn more see part 2 and part 3] TRUSTe Short Notice and Icon Design TRUSTe is currently in the process of designing an icon-based privacy short notice for simplifying and summarizing consumer-facing privacy statements in a browser-based client. The tool will initially be a simple, consumer-facing presentation layer of a TRUSTe-hosted XML-based policy database, but could ultimately become an open-source standard for inclusion by browser manufacturers available for certification by other … Continue reading Privacy Short Notice Design

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