Submissions are being accepted until April 10, 2017.
In their own words, they
call for designers, developers, and health data privacy experts to create an online Model Privacy Notice (MPN) generator. The MPN is a voluntary, openly available resource designed to help health technology developers who collect digital health data clearly convey information about their privacy and security policies to their users. Similar to a nutrition facts label, the MPN provides a snapshot of a product’s existing privacy practices, encouraging transparency and helping consumers make informed choices when selecting products. The MPN does not mandate specific policies or substitute for more comprehensive or detailed privacy policies.
An effective MPN would have to simplify nuanced information about multiple stakeholders’ complex data collection, retention, sharing and usage practices. It must also prioritize the importance of a variety of objective facts about devices, their documentation and methods of consent acquirement. Crucially, it should foresee ways in which manufacturers might attempt to game the evaluation system, and mitigate those possibilities.
Though this challenge only considers technology collecting health data, it will be instructive for similar initiatives in many other IoT fields. It’s a useful step in supporting the right of consumers to have transparent information about diverse privacy and security practices.
Full conditions and requirements can be found on the contest homepage.