The communicative power of privacy policies

Privacy policies can be an effective communicative tool, building up consumer trust in an organisation by communicating that organisation’s privacy practices. However, many privacy policies are long and complex, obfuscated by legal jargon and vague clauses. How can we ensure that privacy policies retain their communicative power and harness it for good? By developing a framework for analysing organisations’ privacy policies through Deep Learning techniques, the TRUST aWARE project aims to enhance consumer trust when faced with confusing privacy policies, allowing consumers to better distinguish the trustworthy from the untrustworthy.

Challenges in software attribution: The case of Android apps

The ability to identify the author responsible for a piece of software is critical for many research studies and for enhancing software transparency and accountability. However, as opposed to other application markets like iOS, attribution in the Android ecosystem is known to be hard. Android app authors can, either intentionally or by mistake, hide their true identity. A recent study based on the analysis of 2.5 million market entries from 5 Android markets explores the availability, volatility, and overall aptness of publicly available metadata for author attribution in Android app markets.

Cybersecurity threat predictions for 2023

As 2023 begins, can we predict what new and emerging cybersecurity threats individuals, businesses, and governments are going to face? How can we prepare for such threats and what tools can be used to combat them?

The P in IoT stands for Privacy

Can dynamic and static analysis techniques be used to audit and certify the privacy behaviors of IoT products and their regulatory compliance? What are the technical and methodological barriers that must be overcome in order to do this?

Interview with Annaleda Mazzucato, Fondazione Mondo Digitale

As part of the TRUST aWARE project, we would like to introduce you to our partner Annaleda Mazzucato from Fondazione Mondo Digitale. We chose to conduct a brief interview with Mrs Mazzucato to learn more about her involvement in the project and her interest in it.

Interview with Ángel Sola López, Fundación Cibervoluntarios

We would like to introduce you to our partner Ángel Sola López from Fundación Cibervoluntarios. As part of the project TRUST aWARE on which we are working together, we decided to conduct a brief interview with Mr Sola López to learn more about his enthusiasm for the initiative and his involvement in it.

Interview with Anaïs Fernández, E-Seniors Association

We would like to introduce you to our partner Anaïs Fernández from the E-Seniors Association with whom we are collaborating. We decided to have a short interview with Ms Fernández about her interest in the project and her role in it.

Economic benefits vs Privacy concerns: the challenge with regulating online advertising

How can we regulate online advertising to protect users from malicious advertisers while preserving companies’ consumer acquisition?

Socio-economic impact assessment

To better understand social and economic impacts derived from the technology being developed in TRUST aWARE, an impact assessment is being conducted iteratively throughout the project.

Cybersecurity and its impact on users

Cybersecurity and its interaction with the users are yet to be widely explored. Despite existing reports and researches about cyberthreats in the field, there is still much work to be done to secure one’s activity online. The below information frames the definition of cybersecurity tools and its impact on general population.

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