Patterns — provide
Abridged Terms and Conditions
Enables the user to better understand the Terms and Conditions presented by a system through summarization. The most important elements therein are condensed into a more concise overview.
Users need to be informed about how visible data about them is, and what may be derived from that data. This allows them to reconsider what they are comfortable about sharing, and take action if desired.
Increasing awareness of information aggregation
Inform users about the potentially identifying effects of information aggregation to prevent them from unknowingly endangering their privacy.
Minimal Information Asymmetry
Prevent users from being disenfranchised by their lack of familiarity with the policies, potential risks, and their agency within processing.
Personal Data Table
In order for users to see what information a controller has about them, they can be provided with a detailed tabular overview of that data upon request.
Platform for Privacy Preferences
Use privacy policies which consist of standardized and extensible vocabulary and data element sets, both of which user agents should be aware of, in order to streamline their review by eliminating redundancies.
Policy Matching Display
Allow users to specify what privacy preferences they have and non-intrusively bring policy mismatches to their attention.
Privacy Awareness Panel
Establish user awareness of the risks inherent in the disclosure of their data, whether to the controller themselves or to other users.
An informational privacy dashboard can provide collected summaries of the collected or processed personal data for a particular user.
Disclosure awareness is needed to adequately manage digital identity. Provide the user of a system with a high level reflection on what personal data the system knows about, what access is given to others, and what kind of personal data can be deduced.
The goal of this display is to provide the user information about why what information by whom is requested. It should be used whenever personal data is required from the user.
Trust Evaluation of Services Sides
A visual highlight provided by an authority which signals the extent to which given privacy criteria are fulfilled. It should be clearly placed and easily found, with links to additional information.
Inform users of content where other users or unauthenticated persons having accessed the same content are listed, and may access any further disclosures.