Notes from the Electronic Cottage 3/2/23: Informed Consent 2

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

As we move around the web and use different web sites, we are constantly asked for our “informed consent” for the sites to know how to collect and use personal data about us. But can most of us actually give our “informed consent” in response to those demands? Some recent studies suggest the answer may be no.

Here are links to the documents mentioned today:

“Metrics for Success: Why and How to Evaluate Privacy Choice Usability”
“Americans Can’t Consent to Companies’ Use of Their Data”

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.