Patterns — explain
Appropriate Privacy Icons
Use consistent icons in place of policy aspects. The icons should convey these aspects reliably, without allowing room for misinterpretation once explained to the user.
Icons for Privacy Policies
Icons are capable of conveying information more quickly than a document, and are therefore a useful way to augment policies.
Impactful Information and Feedback
Provide feedback about who a user will disclose their information to using certain privacy settings before that information is actually published.
Informed Credential Selection
Ensure users are informed of the potential privacy consequences of sharing various authenticating data.
Informed Secure Passwords
Ensure that users maintain healthy authentication habits through awareness and understanding.
Layered Policy Design
Make privacy policies easier for users to understand by layering detail behind successively more concise and summarized information.
Privacy-Aware Network Client
Enhance user awareness of privacy policies by automatically converting it into a standardized and easily readable format over a secure channel.
Privacy Aware Wording
Ensure that the content of privacy related information provided to the user is worded carefully, maintaining both attention and understanding.
Privacy Color Coding
Provide visual cues in standardized colors about privacy policies and preferences to help convey information to users more quickly.
Standardize warning labels similar to nutrition information to quickly inform users about privacy policies and preferences.