we (nestor.coop) are working hard to find non-tech partners to promote libre and privacy respecting tools. One of the concepts that came out of this was to create a site/tool that
- can check whether a website uses any kind of technology that endangers privacy (ranging from google analytics/fonts… to CDNs to hosting platforms…)
- provides information for website owners on how to solves these issues and of course basics about privacy
The basic idea is that this way non-tech people can put pressure on website owners (including government) and website owners can put pressure on their developers to transform existing websites or implement good practices in new projects.
We are talking to several partners in civil society about a collaboration on this project, but I would love to hear your feedback on this idea in the meantime.
Technically the basics would be that we process the site, check the loaded resources and cookies and then perform a check against a set of rules. We have a very basic proof of concept for the first part but need some serious think about what this set of rules could look like.
And of course any other thoughts are welcome too.