Evaluating Websites and Their Adherence to Data Protection Principles: Tools and Experiences

Contributions to IFIP Summer School Proceedings
Chapter
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 498)

Abstract

We present our two separate tools for data protection measurement and evaluation of websites. The first tool does a generic check on a single website and is openly available for any web user to use when evaluating data protection measures implemented on a website. The second tool was used to perform a more exhaustive evaluation of Swedish municipalities. The work focuses on leakages of personally identifiable information to third parties when a web visitor goes to a website, and in our accompanying website we have also identified measures that web developers could undertake, or that web visitors could request, to improve the data protection of their visitors.

Keywords

Privacy Metrics Data protection Web tools Guidelines Policy procurement 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dataskydd.netStockholmSweden

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