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: 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.

  • Both: Your data is deleted before 1, 3, 6, or 18 months from the date of transmission have elapsed, respectively. Alternatively the data is never deleted.

    Source: Aza Raskin's blog

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

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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