Development of a tool for analysing personal data tracked through web browsing
keywords EXPERIMENTAL ACTIVITY, PRIVACY, TRACKING, WEB TECHNOLOGIES
Reference persons ANTONIO VETRO'
Research Groups DAUIN - GR-22 - Nexa Center for Internet & Society - NEXA
Thesis type DATA ANALYSIS, RESEARCH / EXPERIMENTAL, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Description The goal of the thesis is to develop an Electron application that records events on the network during web browsing, allowing the user to i) understand which data is sent to website and 2) prepare a notification to be sent to the Italian authority of privacy (Garante della Privacy). Logs should be formatted to be readable by a layman and attached to a form to be filled with the data of the user and sent to the privacy authority.
Once the application will be ready, experimental tests will be ran on a large corpus of websites, with particular attention to those belonging to public administrations, and a statistical analysis of which personal data are sent through navigation will be conducted. Tests can be automated with Selenium or similar tools.
The thesis work is in collaboration with the "Distributed Automatic Observatory on PA" https://monitora-pa.it/
See also https://monitora-pa.it/
Required skills The thesis requires very good knowledge of web applications and good capabilities of data analysis. Grade point average equal to or higher than 26 can play a relevant role in the selection.
Notes When sending your application, we kindly ask you to attach the following information:
- list of exams taken in you master degree, with grades and the grade point average
- a résumé or equivalent (e.g., linkedin profile), if you already have one
- by when you aim to graduate and an estimate of the time you can devote to the thesis in a typical week
Deadline 07/04/2023 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA