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 and design.
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?
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.