Re: Privacy Icon Study

I am still not sure exactly what  privacy ICONS are going to  
accomplish without the added infrastructure of consent management,  
consumer driven enforcement, consistent regulation across  
jurisdictions.. etc.

How can privacy icons be verified? Do the ICONS come with a standard  
way to layer privacy  notices?  Didnt Trust-E work on layered notices  
in 2006?

It seems that ICONS are about 1/4 of what needs to be worked out.     
Is it possible for someone to point me to information on what the  
privacy icon initiative at TrustE is actually intended to accomplish?   
Does Truste have information on its auditing and accreditation progam  
for privacy icons? (or how such a program will work?)  Is there such a  
program at this time?

I apologise for all the questions.  As a researcher I have been  
working towards proposing the development of a global standard and  
structure for notices across jurisdictions for quite some time now and  
yet I find this privacy Icon approach sparse on actually cause and  
effect information.  Similar to the do not track initiative the  
privacy icons initiative at this level seems shallow and without  
actual foundation for enforcement.

Am I wrong?

- Mark Lizar

On 24 Feb 2011, at 16:39, Kevin Trilli wrote:

> Hi all-
> Related, but independent, to Sören's note, TRUSTe released its first  
> study on privacy icons, which you can read about on our blog if you  
> are interested:
> Please contact Travis (User Experience Designer) directly (cc:d) if  
> you would like to interact or provide any feedback.
> Thanks Sören for sharing, we will take a look at the latest version  
> of the standard.
> Kevin
> On Feb 24, 2011, at 5:12 AM, Sören Preibusch wrote:
>> Several proposals of iconographic representations of privacy  
>> concepts have
>> been brought up by academia, industry and individual enthusiasts.  
>> Some of
>> these proposals were discussed at the Workshop and over this list.
>> The Unicode Standard, version 6.0 now introduces a plethora of over  
>> 750 new
>> symbols, emoticons, and pictographs, including characters for  
>> sunrise over
>> mountains (U+1F304), Bactrian camel (U+1F42B, "has two humps"),
>> extraterrestrial alien (U+1F47D), circus tent (U+1F3AA), face  
>> screaming in
>> fear (U+1F631), etc..
>> Two (printable) characters may be more relevant for us:
>> 	= privacy
>> 	= secure
>> The subtext is the intended meaning. Visual representations can be  
>> found at
>> U60-1F300.pdf#page=10. As
>> pointed out by the Consortium, "the glyphs in [the] charts are only
>> representative; there can be wide variation in the glyphs used to  
>> represent
>> any particular character".
>> Whilst a single new character in this high range may not be  
>> interesting in
>> itself, the combining characters in the standard, such as U+20E0  
>> (combining
>> enclosing circle backslash), can be added to express ideas such as  
>> "no
>> privacy" or "not secure".
>> Sören

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