August 30, 2023 • 1 min • 88 words •
Browser extensions provide additional functionalities and enhance users’ browsing experience. Although web extensions inform users of their data practices via multiple forms of notices, some are inconsistent. ExtPrivA automatically detects the inconsistencies between browser extensions’ data collection and their privacy disclosures.
Online trackers provide users with choices to opt out of their data collection. However, there is no guarantee that trackers' opt-outs faithfully stop tracking. We develop an automated framework, called OptOutCheck, that analyzes (in)consistencies between trackers’ data practices and opt-out choice statements.