We’re seeking a security engineer with a passion for privacy to contract with the Digital Lab team. This is a remote consulting opportunity for a seasoned engineer who wants to work on an open standards project and cares about advancing digital rights in the United States. Scope: You will be supporting the security development of the Data Rights Protocol.
There is no standard way to exchange data rights requests under the law today. This means consumers need to contact companies and interact with them one by one to meaningfully control their data. Frequently consumers are asked to surface different types of information about themselves in these interactions with companies, which they say is dissatisfying and time-consuming. These barriers make
Although the CCPA is supposed to make it easy for California residents to opt out of companies sharing or selling their data, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. California residents have come across roadblocks, such as companies lacking links to tell companies “do not sell my data,” even though they’re required to by the law. Beyond that, the process can
Consumer Reports became an authorized agent, submitted opt-out requests on behalf of California consumers — and learned a lot. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"]Image courtesy of Bronney Hui and OpenIDEO’s Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge[/caption] The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the nation’s first comprehensive commercial privacy law and it extends important new data rights to consumers. That said, it can take people an extraordinary
Image courtesy of Rebecca Wang and OpenIDEO’s Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge This fall, Consumer Reports’ reporting revealed that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) isn’t yet working for consumers. Next, the Digital Lab started to explore if privacy rights granted by the CCPA would be easier to use if we did the legwork. We want consumers to have meaningful control over
Image courtesy of Afsal CMK and OpenIDEO’s Cybersecurity Visuals Challenge Consumer Reports wants to help consumers meaningfully exercise their data rights, which is why we’re exploring emergent, consumer-facing services now possible under the CCPA. This year the nation’s first comprehensive commercial privacy law, The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect. For the first time, California residents have the