Designing Usable and Useful Privacy Choice Interfaces
May 18, 2023
9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET
Dr. Lorrie Cranor
Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems
Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University
The Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE) invites you to our seminar series Privacy Enhancing Technologies – Challenges, Opportunities, and Advancements. The final seminar in this series will feature capstone speaker Dr. Lorrie Cranor. She will be discussing user-centric approaches to designing and evaluating privacy interfaces that better meet user needs and reduce the overwhelming number of privacy choices.
About the Series
Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) under development promise the ability to control the sharing and use of sensitive information while minimizing the risk of unauthorized use. These technologies have been under development by researchers for nearly four decades but have been slow to migrate from the research lab into operational use. In this seminar series, Privacy Enhancing Technologies – Challenges, Opportunities, and Advancements we invite luminaries from across the globe to discuss the state-of-the-art in privacy enhancing technologies describing challenges, opportunities, and advancements with respect to technology development and uptake.
About the Seminar
Users who wish to exercise privacy rights or make privacy choices must often rely on website or app user interfaces. However, too often, these user interfaces suffer from usability deficiencies ranging from being difficult to find, hard to understand, or time-consuming to use, to being deceptive and dangerously misleading. This talk will discuss user-centric approaches to designing and evaluating privacy interfaces that better meet user needs and reduce the overwhelming number of privacy choices. I’ll present a privacy choice mechanism evaluation framework and several examples of privacy interface design and evaluation from my research, including more usable cookie consent banners, mobile app privacy nutrition labels, IoT privacy and security labels, and a privacy options icon for the State of California.