Applicants can apply for amounts ranging from €10 000 to €25 000 and will get technical support to complete their applications

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Data Transparency Lab (DTL)CFT Key dates - DTL Data Transparency Lab - Call For Tools will launch its first call for tools on August 10th for projects that provide privacy and transparency to users on how their data is being used when they connect to online services: which data is collected, who is collecting that data and how it is used. The aim of this call is to give economic and technical support to complete apps, tools, libraries and other forms of software that explore topics aligned with Data Transparency Lab’s mission.

The current call will award €50 000 in total and the number of selected projects will depend on the amounts requested by the applicants that make it to the final. Participants will be able to select the required amount to complete their project, from €10,000 to €25,000, and will have to describe how they plan to spend the requested funds. In addition to the economical prize, the selected projects will get technical support from an advisor from Telefónica with whom they will sign a Schedule of Work to supervise the development of the tool and guarantee the success of the project.

In order to apply, applicants have to submit their projects through the online form that will be available on August 10th at DTL Call For Tools page. The deadline to apply ends up on September 30th. From this date the Committee will judge all the proposals and will announce the winners on November 15th. The call is open to startups, universities, research centres and individuals who can legally sign the agreements to get the economical prize and schedule of work.  DTL plans to launch more call for tools during 2019.

Areas of interest: privacy leaks detection, advertisement transparency, personal data valuation, analysis of tracking techniques and variation of pricing depending on personal information, detection of algorithmic bias and discrimination, identification and analysis of anti-competitive practices in online platforms, detection and analysis of online behavioural targeting on advertising, search, recommendation, transparency challenges around new crypto-currencies and blockchain technologies, explainable Artificial Intelligence, etc.

DTL Grants Program was created on 2015 to support research and development of tools to empower users to be in control of their online personal data. Since its foundation, DTL has invested in grants €900 000 designated to 18 projects from international universities such as Princeton, Berkeley, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems or Technische Universität Berlin, among others. With the aim of supporting more projects DTL has launched this call for tools and will soon announce the Hackathon planned to take place on November.


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