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Usable Transparency with the Data Track: A Tool for Visualizing Data Disclosures

We present a prototype of the user interface of a transparency tool that displays an overview of a user's data disclosures to different online service providers and allows them to access data collected about them stored at the services' sides. We explore one particular type of visualization method consisting of tracing lines that connect a user's disclosed personal attributes to the service to which these attributes have been disclosed. We report on the ongoing iterative process of design of such visualization, the challenges encountered and the possibilities for future improvements.

Julio Angulo, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Tobias Pulls, Erik Wästlund
Publication Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
Seoul, Korea
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Angulo J., Fischer-Hübner S., Pulls T., Wästlund E., "Usable Transparency with the Data Track: A Tool for Visualizing Data Disclosures" in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15), Seoul, Korea, 18-23 April, 2015, Pages 1803-1808, ACM New York, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3146-3, DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2732701.