The Digital Lab incubates new research methodologies (and practical solutions) to better protect consumers.

Current Projects

The Digital Standard

A framework to evaluate how technologies respect consumers’ interests, used by independent testing organizations, researchers and product teams.​

Security Planner

We work with top experts to maintain Security Planner. It’s the best way to get advice on digital privacy & security.​

Permission Slip

Exploring how to enable consumers to meaningfully exercise their data rights.

Free Food

A decentralized open protocol to make food delivery fair again.

Dark Patterns Tip Line

A platform that helps consumers report manipulative designs they encounter online.

Digital Lab Fellows Projects

Data Nutrition Project

Helping data scientists understand what’s inside datasets before they’re used to train machine learning models.


Research instrumentation to enable crowdsourced investigations into commercial VPNs.