Project Description

CSI-COP engaged the general public as citizen scientists to investigate the websites they visit and apps they use for online tracking, and compliance of the EU's general data protection regulation - the GDPR. The general public gained new knowledge from taking a short course, 'Your Right to Privacy Online' and then applying that learning with practical skills to understand their rights to personal data protection and online privacy. Results from the project, including a 'Taxonomy of Digital Cookies and Online Trackers', and a Repository of trackers uncovered in the citizen scientists and researchers investigations can be accessed from the project website, a 'privacy-by-design' online space: .

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Current Project Impact

The following scores were calculated using a statistically-driven machine-learning approach, a type of AI that learns to perform a task by analysing patterns in data. This is an experimental approach to citizen-science impact assessment, and the exact reasoning behind the scores is not explainable. The scores represent a best guess of the impact the project is having in each domain. Scores are recalculated and updated when “View impact report” is clicked.

Society 35 Society 35 Governance 24 Governance 24 Economy 8 Economy 8 Environment 37 Environment 37 Science 11 Science 11 max. 42
Total Score 23/42
Domain Progress

Proportion of questions answered in each domain.

  • 100% General (13/13)
  • 94% Economy (29/31)
  • 83% Environment (25/30)
  • 100% Governance (43/43)
  • 100% Science and technology (39/39)
  • 96% Society (64/67)