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Friday, June 14 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Digital Standard Workshop: What is missing from Consumer Reports's framework for evaluating digital products?

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In 2017, Consumer Reports released The Digital Standard, an effort to begin measuring consumer products on new metrics such as privacy, security, governance, and ownership. Consumer Reports’ goal in publishing the Digital Standard is to fill that gap, by providing a framework by which Consumer Reports and others can test and evaluate products for these increasingly vital characteristics. Thus, if a consumer values privacy as a feature of a certain product, they can make an informed decision when considering among the offerings of different manufacturers. The Digital Standard is the framework that Consumer Reports uses to examine products for privacy and security. However, the Standard lacks methods of evaluating new and emerging digital threats like disinformation, algorithmic bias and automated decisionmaking, and platform dominance. While Consumer Reports routinely gets feedback on the Standard from businesses and hobbyists, we hope that this workshop will allow us to get feedback from lay people, policymakers, and advocates while also interrogating the Standard to ensure it is inclusive and workable.

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Katie McInnis

Policy Counsel, Consumer Reports
Katie McInnis is a policy counsel in Consumer Reports’s Washington, DC office. Her work focuses on technology and the consumer’s right to privacy, security, control, and transparency. Before joining CR in 2016, Katie served as a Privacy & Technology Fellow at the Center for Democracy... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
Carthage 2 (Laico)