University of Bologna
Interdepartmental Center for Research in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Law, and in Computer Science and Law
They drive desirable outcomes, rather than just deal with the consequences of failure or punishment
They are created with, for, and around the needs and abilities of all their users, rather than only for those of lawyers and courts
They enable people to understand and do the right thing easily, rather than require considerable investments of time, money, effort or expertise
Nobody reads privacy policies. They are too long and too complex. However, we are constantly asked to declare to “have read and understood the terms”. With the simple click of a button, we may consent to unwanted uses of our personal data. Visual communication can help people to navigate and make sense of difficult legal texts. To this end, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recommends providing information about data practices in combination with icons.
With our project, we have sought to answer these and related questions.