Researcher: Lorrie Cranor
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Computer-readable Privacy Policies
The existence of computer-readable privacy policies also presents an opportunity to automate the collection of data about web site privacy practices. This is useful for answering many important questions related to the effectiveness of privacy regulation and self-regulation. I plan to do a longitudinal study of web site privacy policies, using a scripted interface to Privacy Bird to gather P3P policy data on a monthly basis.