Privacy Flag and what is privacy all about?

The Privacy Flag project is a research project financed by the European commission. In this project, we need your help to develop systems that facilitate people to assess applications and websites from a privacy perspective. To be able to develop this system, we need your help! Please answer these questions about privacy and access permissions when installing mobile applications.

Privacy by its classical definition means the right of an individual or group to be let alone. This implies that people can be selective in terms of others should know about him/her and sometimes might mean that how public or private they want to be. 

Privacy can be defined specifically based on the context. For example information privacy regulates the extent to which people’s data are aggregated, distributed and used in a sense that does not misappropriated.

Privacy is fundamental right of every citizen and anything that can be used to trace back the data subject against their will should be avoided. People need to be aware of what happens with their digital footprint over the internet and for what purposes one's information may or may not be used.

The Privacy Flag Tools

Tool 1: Privacy Flag browser add-on

Tool 2: Privacy Flag smart phone application

Tool 3:  Privacy Software as a Service (PSaaS)

    Privacy Flag is European research project co-funded by the European Commission and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653426


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