RESPECTeD is an interdisciplinary project that aims to develop a novel mechanism for the expression of users privacy and tracking decisions in a human-centric and enforceable manner. RESPECTeD is a joint project of the Sustainable Computing Lab and Noyb. The project is partially funded by Internet Foundation Austria (netidee funding programme).
RESPECTeD is an interdisciplinary project
The Issue of Online Consenting!
RESPECTeD tackles a wide range of ongoing privacy-related issues on Internet, among others:
1. providing consents on the Internet is a time and expertise-demanding task which cannot correctly be performed by most of the users,
2. withdrawing consents is normally a sophisticated task,
3. the existing anti-tracking mechanisms (e.g. W3C’s Tracking Preference Expression – DNT) are not legally enforceable and are in many cases ignored by the service providers.
We aim to develop a mechanism to address these issues.
Making a human-centric Internet Possible!
Empowering every single user to practice their right to privacy and supporting data controllers to comply with data protection regulations is our ultimate goal. Based on an extensive study of existing patterns of tracking, we develop a detailed standard mechanism for communicating users consent and tracking decisions via HTTP headers. Moreover, a set of client-side and server-side software (e.g. web-browser plugins) support the legal enforcement of the expressed consents, e.g. by sending the required identifiers or legally binding emails.
Towords the future human-centric online privacy
The ADPC SPEC
As a part of the RESPECTeD project, we have develop Advanced Data Protection Control and a set of documents and implementations related to it. Visit ADPC website to learn more about it.