PriView Project is getting attention (Uh Oh!). Check out our mention in the HuffPo’s write up on BLIP’s Legal Hack-a-thon below:
[BLIP's] Legal Hackathon … [was] held Sunday at Brooklyn Law School to help lawyers, traditionally the guardians of rules, think more like hackers, the mischief makers and problem solvers of the tech world.
[The Hack-a-thon] seminars were all about “taking off the training wheels,” … pushing attendees to lend their legal and technical knowledge to rethinking digital issues…
by Bianca Bosker, Legal Hackathon Challenges Lawyers To Think Like Hackers, Huffington Post (Apr. 17, 2012).
[See the full story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/legal-hackathon-lawyers-hackers-brooklyn-law-school_n_1431038.html]
A small clarification: While we’re all law students over here, two of us are not BLIP Clinicians. We don’t need no stinkin’ grades to hack a broken system.
PriView had a warm reception this past weekend at BLIP’s inaugural Legal Hack-a-thon!We want to thank everyone for his or her involvement, feedback, criticism, and helpful advice. The crowd at our presentation was awesome and really challenged us, which is exactly what we want! Keep sending us your feedback via our Hack Our System challenge.
The wheels are still turning and the coals burning for us. We’ve been working with an awesome coder Boris to build the architecture of the PriView plugin, which we hope to be rolling out over the next couple weeks. We are also coordinating with those in the tech community who are interested in improving privacy policies, and always interested in meeting new faces. On that note, we’d like to congratulate all the winners over at the#WSJData event this weekend. TOSBack’s “resurrection” has us particularly excited, as does many of the other clever apps coming out of that event. It truly is a revolutionary time for how we think about the policies that govern online privacy!
The development of the PriView plugin is still at the very earliest stages, but we are very excited to share our mockup. Check it out.
Version 1.0 of the PPRS is guided by the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs): clarity, security, disclosure, cross site tracking and access. However, nothing is set in stone; we are still working to discover whether or not these are the most sensible categories to include, and to figure out how to best assign a score in each category. Our goal for the hackathon is to bring together privacy experts and affectionados that will guide us in identifying the factors that should go into the ratings determination, and help us better understand the language used in privacy policies that is ambiguous or cryptic.
We want the hackathon participants to “crowd-source” the best approach to evaluating these privacy policies and furthering the the PriView project’s goal of creating widespread information transparency.