MIDS Capstone Project Spring 2020

Privacy Screen

Do you ever read the privacy policies for websites you visit or apps you use? In spite of the potential risks we face as companies collect and share our personal data, only 1 in 5 Americans say they always or often read these obscure documents. Inspired by a key element of the new California Consumer Privacy Act, our team of data scientists has created a web tool that uses machine learning to help consumers quickly determine whether privacy policies allow them to request deletion of their personal information. A stoplight symbol glows green for policies that permit such requests, or red for those that do not. The tool also highlights relevant text, encouraging the user to review. We hope you'll give it a try!

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April 7, 2020