AAAI Publications, Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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Crowdsourcing the Extraction of Data Practices from Privacy Policies
Florian Schaub, Travis D Breaux, Norman Sadeh

Last modified: 2014-09-05

Abstract


Website and mobile application privacy policies are intended to describe the system’s data practices. However, they are often written in non-standard formats and contain ambiguities that make it difficult for users to read and comprehend these documents. We propose a crowdsourcing approach to extract data practices from privacy policies to provide more concise and useable privacy notices to users and support the analysis of stated data practices. To that end, we designed a hierarchical task workflow for crowdsourcing the extraction of data practices from privacy policies. We discuss our workflow design and report preliminary results.

Keywords


privacy; privacy policies; web privacy; crowdsourcing; extraction; data practices

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