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Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance


Project description

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to safeguard personal data and uphold the privacy rights of anyone in EU territory. Citizen scientists can play a valuable role in ensuring privacy getting a better understanding of what information is tracked online. The EU-funded CSI-COP project will mobilise citizen scientists from across Europe and beyond to investigate the different types of trackers in cookies and apps. The project will offer training material to informally instruct citizen scientists on the GDPR, aiming to produce a taxonomy of trackers that will subsequently be used to create an open-access repository.

Project website: http://csi-cop.eu/

Project page on CORDIS: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/873169

University of Oulu press release: https://www.oulu.fi/bisg/news/csi-cop

Project coordinator

Coventry University, UK

Project results

Olga Stepankova, Huma Shah, Deniz Özdemir, Robin L. Pierce, Yiannis Gialelis, Mária Hinsenkamp, Dorottya Rigler, Ulrico Celentano, Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Jordi Vallverdú, Nantia Lantavou, Mariana Evram, Ana Hriscu (2020) CSI-COP framework. H2020-SwafS-15-2018-2019 873169 CSI-COP project deliverable D2.3. 30 Sep. https://zenodo.org/record/4066515#.X4bFqPZuI2x

Mária Hinsenkamp, Dorottya Rigler, Olga Stepankova, Huma Shah, Yiannis Gialelis, Robin Pierce, Ulrico Celentano, Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Jordi Vallverdú, Deniz Özdemir (2020) Guidelines for diverse citizen science recruitment. H2020-SwafS-15-2018-2019 873169 CSI-COP project deliverable D2.2. 30 Jun. Keywords: app, citizen science, data privacy, demographic data, digital divide, diversity, equality, European Union, gender, information society, Internet access, Internet usage, social participation, socio-economic factors, voluntary activities. https://zenodo.org/record/3923820#.XwMBHShKjIU

Tiberius Ignat, Olga Stepankova, Huma Shah, Ulrico Celentano, Maayan Zhitormsky-Geffet, Yiannis Gialelis, Robin Pierce, Jordi Vallverdú, Damla Bal, Sanja Persic, Julia Bencze, Daniel Wyler, Deniz Özdemir (2020) CS research report - Public report on current methods in CS engagement. H2020-SwafS-15-2018-2019 873169 CSI-COP project deliverable D2.1. 30 Apr. Keywords: citizen science, cookies, data collection, dark patterns, data protection, data protection laws, digital divide, ePrivacy, GDPR, gender, geographical location, motivation, privacy, privacy-by-default, privacy-by-design, socio-economic factors, tracking.  https://zenodo.org/record/3899478#.X4bGzfZuI2w


Juha Röning

Juha Röning


Ulrico Celentano