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Privacy Icons Blog

Legal Design, Privacy, Privacy Icons 18.01.2022

Learning From Winners – A qualitative evaluation of the icon sets that won the contest held by the Italian DPA

written by Lukas Seiling   This blog post provides a close inspection of the icons awarded by the Italian Data Protection Authority, taking into account underlying concepts while also offering …

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Legal Design, Privacy, Privacy Icons 18.01.2022

Mapping Winners – An examination of the requirements posed and the privacy icons selected as part of the 2021 design contest held by the Italian DPA

written by Lukas Seiling   This blog post is mainly concerned with mapping both requirements and winning visualisations. A second blog post provides an close inspection of selected icons and …

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Cookies 11.06.2021

Communicating Privacy Choices: Challenges of Creating an Effective Privacy Icons Design

Do you know these icons?     In case you are unfamiliar with these icons, here is a quick summary of what they mean and how they came about: It’s …

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Conferences, data intermediaries, PIF, Privacy 12.01.2021

From Strategy to Practice – Data Intermediaries in the EU

  Several members of the Privacy Icons Forum (PIF) participated at the session “From Strategy to Practice – Data Intermediaries in the EU” held during the MyData 2020 online Conference …

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Legal Design, Privacy 16.12.2020

Join the Privacy Icons Project at the Weizenbaum Institute as a Fellow!

The Research Group “Frameworks for Data Markets” at the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin examines data usage in the digital economy from legal, psychological and economic perspectives. The research focuses on …

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ePrivacy Regulation, Legal Design, PIF, Privacy 11.11.2020

The ePrivacy Regulation and Privacy Icons

New ePrivacy Draft Regulation On November 4th, 2020, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (currently presided by Germany) published its revised and hitherto most recent iteration of …

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Legal Design, PIF, Privacy 09.11.2020

Redesigned Privacy Policy: Clear, Simple and Visual – Check it out!

Can the website of the Privacy Icons Forum (PIF) serve you a boilerplate, boring and incomprehensible privacy policy – as most other websites do? Of course not! This is the …

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Coronavirus, Privacy, social distancing 07.04.2020

Video Chat Apps in Times of Social Distancing: A Suitable Way to Fight Loneliness?

  Social Distancing and its Psychological Effects Humans are social beings. We need each other. However, the current Covid19 pandemic requires social distancing to slow down the spread of the …

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Coronavirus, Hackathon, IT-security, Privacy 03.04.2020

Hacking Corona: An Overview of the Winners of Germany‘s WirVsVirus Hackathon – and the Privacy Angle

Hacking Against the Virus The coronavirus pandemic has the world firmly in its grip. To combat the challenges posed by the spreading plague, with the goal of minimising death rates, …

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Coronavirus, IT-security, Privacy 30.03.2020

Working from Home (#WFH) and IT Security in Times of COVID-19: New Risks and Challenges

  COVID-19 Measures Increase Remote Work The current battle against the rapid spread of the coronavirus challenges governments on an unprecedented scale. They need to find ways of containing the …

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Coronavirus, Privacy 23.03.2020

The Fight against Coronavirus: Does the End Justify the Means?

Privacy Icons help us to gain a better understanding of the processing of our personal data when we would like to interact with digital offers and services. During the Corona …

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Conferences, Legal Design 25.02.2020

“GDPR data protection icons and transparency: where do we stand?” Panel at the CPDP 2020

Last January 22, the founding research institutes of the Privacy Icons Forum (PIF) have debated current and future issues of transparency and privacy icons in a panel organized by the …

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Workshops 06.01.2020

Privacy Icons Workshop at the Berlin Open Lab

“Co-design workshop” by emilytulloh is licensed under CC BY 2.0 In our interdisciplinary research project “Privacy Icons” at the Einstein Center for Digital Future and the Berlin Open Lab of …

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Cookies 21.12.2019

For Cookies Fans: The EUCJ’s Decision in the Planet49 Case

The European Court of Justice (EUCJ) ruled in case C‑673/17 – the Planet49 case, published today – that pre-checked boxes through which users are asked to grant consent to the …

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Legal Design 26.09.2019

A Risk-Based Approach to Visualisation of Data Processing

A Risk-Based Approach to Visualisation of Data Processing EDPL vol. 5(3), 352-366 (2019) UPDATE: Now also available over open access! Downloadable PDF here. Abstract: Although the institution of consent within …

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Workshops 26.09.2019

STAST Workshop Kickoff Today

STAST, the 9th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security, kicks off today in Luxembourg within the ESORICS conference. The workshop intends to bring together experts in various areas of …

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PIF 26.09.2019

The PIF has been launched!

We are very happy to announce the launch of the Privacy Icons Forum (PIF). The Forum is a collaboration between research projects and institutions that focus on data protection and …

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