June 27, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University, Posner Center
The “notice and choice” approach to privacy protection focuses on informing individuals about the collection, use, and sharing of their personal information and offering them opportunities to choose whether and how their information is used. Much of the focus of notice and choice has been on privacy policies in the form of long textual notices distributed on paper or posted on websites. However, privacy policies tend to be time consuming to read and difficult to understand, so their role in informing individual decision making has been limited. A variety of alternatives to traditional privacy policies have emerged, including standardized notices, nutrition labels, icons, videos, computer-mediated approaches, and just-in-time notices. In this workshop we will explore the future of privacy notice and choice, examining the needs of end users, how technology can be used to better meet user needs, and relevant public policy space.
The workshop will include invited speakers; panels focusing on users, technology, and public policy; and a research poster session.