About DTL

ABOUT DTL

A community of technologists, researchers, policymakers and industry representatives working to advance online personal data transparency through scientific research and design.

Purpose

The DTL is an inter-institutional collaboration, seeking to create a global community of technologists, researchers, policymakers and industry representatives working to advance online personal data transparency through scientific research, innovation and design.

The primary purpose of DTL is to give life to a new breed of transparency software.

Problem Statement

The accelerated growth of the internet has outpaced our abilities as individuals, societies and states to maintain control of our identity and privacy. We need to define new standards and guidelines for how our personal data is owned, accessed and used.

What tools can we create that provide us with insights and the ability to influence the use of our personal data? How can we ensure the policies and tools we adopt are flexible enough to keep up with rapid technological change and changing consumer expectations?

DTL Aims

DTL aims to:

  • Fund research to support academic partners to consider current practices in the area of personal data online;
  • Develop tools and programs that empower individual users by creating awareness and giving them control of their personal data;
  • Work in consultation with researchers, civil society groups and other stakeholders to build awareness of issues related to use of personal data;
  • Produce best practice recommendations, tools and information on personal data transparency online, which may inform further programs for governments and organisations;
  • Connect industries with researchers working in this field to explore practical applications of their findings, including potential partnerships;
  • Build broader public awareness of what personal data organisations and governments hold, how it is used, and your access rights.

To deliver these aims, 3 teams have been established: a User and Community Awareness Team led by Mozilla, a Research Team led by Telefonica, and a Policy Team co-led by the founding members.

DTL2017

You can now check the Program and confirmed speakers of DTL Conference 2017 to take place from 11-13th December in Barcelona. Get your early tickets before Oct 15th. Join our Newsletter to stay up to date!

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