Privacy Icons: A graphical approach to online privacy

Privacy Icons: A graphical approach to online privacy

Summary: A quick look over the proposed Privacy Icons to simplify the online privacy policies.

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  • Left: This means that data is only collected and used to carry out the interaction you are engaged in with the website. The website is only using your data in ways that are functionally necessary to carry out the relationship as users intend.

    Right: This means that your data is collected and used in ways that go beyond what is necessary for the interaction, like selling on to spammers and junk mailers.

    Source: Aza Raskin's blog

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    To read more about Privacy Icons, head on over to the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

  • Left: The site that is collecting data about you is not trading or selling it. It will only share your data with other organizations in order to carry out the intended transaction.

    Right: This means that a website is collecting data about you and selling or trading it with another organization, government, or person.

    Source: Aza Raskin's blog

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    To read more about Privacy Icons, head on over to the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

  • Left: Besides the information exposed via on-page advertisement, the site does not share the data it collects about you with advertisers.

    Right: This means that a site either shares the data it has about you with marketing or advertising companies or allows those companies to collect info about you while on its site.

    Source: Aza Raskin's blog

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    To read more about Privacy Icons, head on over to the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

Topics: Data Centers, Legal

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  • RE: Privacy Icons: A graphical approach to online privacy

    Brilliant! I believe this will work =)
    jenbas
  • I doubt this will work

    If people actually understood what sites like Google and Facebook do with their data, they wouldn't use them. You certainly won't see these icons on those sites.

    It's a good idea otherwise though.
    Joe_Raby