The ACLU lists Internet Privacy as a social justice issue, because companies see money to be made in collecting detailed information about customers in order to build profiles on them.
Additionally, many companies create privacy policies to comply with various national and international privacy laws, such as the CCPA, GDPR, and LGPD. These privacy policies are hosted on the company's website and contain legal jargon that the average person does not understand. Our product aims to make this legal jargon easily accessible and understandable to the masses.
PrivIQ brings awareness to average users of their privacy rights in an easy to use web browser extension.
What it does
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
It was difficult integrating all four components--the browser extension, crawler, NLP engine, and wireframe--and getting them all to work together. We had difficulty with the crawler/ scraping and implemented that function in the end.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
How to use the Text Analytics Cognitive Service REST API (it's quite fast), and just getting more familiar with the Azure Portal and some of it's many offerings. Building an Edge Extension. How to pass/consume data with the CORS policy in the browser.
What's next for PrivIQ
We would also like to convert the privacy crawler/ web-scraper to a node.js/python Azure Functions HTTP trigger and use our extension’s idea as an API in the future.