/“The Internet wasn’t built to track people across websites” – Introducing the EU Horizon2020 CSI-COP project
In this talk Professor Huma Shah will introduce the EU Horizon2020 funded research and innovation project ‘Citizen scientists investigating cookies and apps GDPR compliance’ (CSI-COP).
The project leverages citizen science methodology to recruit widely from the general public. Citizen scientists will be informally educated through a MOOC and workshops about their human rights accorded in the general data protection regulation (GDPR). Following informal training citizen scientists will join the consortium partners’ researchers with investigating GDPR compliance across websites and in apps on smart devices.
The co-innovation of an online open-access knowledge resource, through the development of a repository of trackers, will be made available to wide-ranging stakeholder networks, including parents, teachers, web and app developers, privacy researchers, journalists and policy makers. The legacy is to effect a change in the trend of tracking-by-default. This has begun with a privacy-by-design, no tracking CSI-COP project website. As Manjoo (2020) has learnt “everything you do online is logged in obscene detail”.