Since its advent, the internet has become an integral part of modern life. Consumers have grown to expect free-to-use content and technology. Thus, the economics of the web ecosystem rely upon advertising revenue that is sourced from user data. However, for most users it is not transparent what happens to their data while using the internet. We approach this problem by (1) creating privacy labels by analyzing HTTP communication and (2) surfacing these labels in an easy-to-understand environment to the user.
We created a proof-of-concept browser extension that identifies and labels privacy practices live as a user browses the web. In our work, we hope to increase the transparency of the web.
Live Poster Session:
Thursday, July 29th 1:15-2:30pm EDT