University of Oulu

CSI-COP - Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance (873169)

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The CSI-COP project will investigate GDPR compliance to better understand how far we are being tracked-by-default as we use the Internet visiting websites and apps on our mobile devices. CSI-COP will engage citizen scientists to address the growing concerns in society around privacy issues, and the methods that attempt to ensure integrity in the collection and use of data. Regardless of background, a community of CSI-COP citizen scientists will be recruited from across Europe and beyond. A series of free-to-attend workshops and a MOOC will be developed with training material to informally educate about GDPR. CSI-COP’s community of citizen scientists will be a) fully trained to explore cookies and apps for embedded trackers, b) supported throughout their research, CSI-COP citizen scientists will investigate cookies on websites they normally visit, and apps on smart devices they use daily, and c) encouraged to record and report to the CSI-COP consortium the number and types of trackers they uncover in cookies and apps. CSI-COP’s well connected eleven partner consortium made up of seven universities, one non-profit, two SMEs and one Association will promote and support the citizen scientists as role models, with the university partners inviting them post-project as pro-privacy champions. The unique findings on digital trackers uncovered by the citizen scientists will be systematically mapped by CSI-COP consortium producing a taxonomy of trackers. The tracker taxonomy will be used to create an online repository. The repository will be available as an open-access knowledge resource on trackers embedded in cookies and apps. The knowledge resource will be a tool useful for a variety of stakeholders including data protection researchers, GDPR compliance regulators, tech journalists, software developers, parents, teachers, higher education curriculum developers, and any organisation that provides computers for public use such as libraries.
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Grant Number: 873169
Cordis Record Number: 226302
Project Start Date: 2020-01-01
Project End Date: 2022-06-30
Project Funder: EC/H2020/RIA/
EC Special Clause: false
Datapilot: true
Open Access Mandate: true
Coordinator: COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Coordinator EU Contribution: 484375
EU Max Contribution: 1999143.75
Total Cost: 1999143.75
Participant: NOK A TUDOMANYBAN EGYESULET
OULUN YLIOPISTO
IMMER BESSER GMBH
STELAR SECURITY TECHNOLOGY LAW RESEARCH UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
TRUST IN DIGITAL LIFE
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
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