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Hear from TTC Labs and our industry partners on events, new tools, and approaches to designing for trust, transparency, and control.


Exploring the Metaverse: Privacy in a Parallel World - October Newsletter

This month’s newsletter explores how we might build trust, transparency and control into immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.

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People-centric Approaches to AI Explainability

Providing transparency and explainability of artificial intelligence (AI) presents complex challenges across industry and society, raising questions around how to build confidence and empower people in their use of digital products.


Resolving Artificial Intelligence Governance Challenges through Policy Prototyping

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Spotlight Interview: Wan Sie Lee, Director for Trusted AI, IMDA

An interview with Wan Sie Lee, Director for Trusted AI and Data, IMDA Singapore.

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Meta’s Best Interests of the Child Framework

At Meta, we have developed a framework to help us apply the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child directly to the products and experiences we build. We complemented our own internal research with input from global data protection regulators to create the Meta Best Interests of the Child Framework, which distills the “best interests of the child” standard into key considerations for product teams to consult throughout the product development process.

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Spotlight Interview: Richard de Vries on Trustworthy AI

Can a lack of transparency in Conversational AI erode users’ trust? It’s something UX Designer Richard de Vries contemplates every day in his role at Philips, where he designs user journeys for chatbots and sleep and respiratory products.

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Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: Data Innovation and Design Considerations

If you're working on data and privacy issues it’s likely that you will have at least heard the term “privacy-enhancing technologies” (PETs), even if you don’t have an in-depth understanding of the technologies themselves. Read this article to learn more about Meta's approach to PETs and some of the challenging questions in this space which industry is working together to solve.


People-centric approaches to algorithmic explainability: product and policy prototyping

We are brginging together experts from government, academia and civil society with industry and startups across Europe and Asia Pacific to explore people-centered approaches to algorithmic explainability at the intersection of product-building and policy-making contexts.

The aim is to assist cross-industry product makers in the ways that their services explain algorithmic mechanisms to the people who are using them, while understanding challenges and best practices from doing so that can help inform policy development.

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Announcing the First TTC Labs Summit!

Join us for 2 Days Exploring Design for and with Young People Across Digital Services at our first TTC Labs Summit!

Since 2018, the TTC Labs team have brought together over 125 organizations as part of a global co-creation effort to understand and address privacy and safety challenges for young people across digital services. The 2020 Summit marks the next stage of engagement.

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Build to think: developing a prototype-first mindset

Just as the digital revolution has put mobile phones and digital apps in our pockets, it's also given us an unprecedented ability to create.


New World, New Digital Possibilities

Since 2017, TTC Labs has held dozens of ‘Design Jam’ workshops around the world, bringing together product makers, privacy advocates, policy experts and members of the public to create design solutions that help people control their data and privacy. It’s been an immense collaborative effort, but 2020 has presented us with new challenges, as well as new ways of engaging people.

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Designing Design Jams

I always wondered if there was a way to organise a new kind of workshop, with a focus and pace, that could generate meaningful and shareable outputs in a single day.

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The Data Innovation Stream: an innovation catalyst for Startups

Foodvisor is a French startup that joined the 2018 season of Facebook's Paris-based incubator Startup Garage and their team took part in the Data Innovation Program led by TTC Labs on a 3-month program to improve the design, transparency and control of personal data in digital products.


Why Law Needs Design


Why privacy policies are falling short...


Making space for surprises

The way we use data to manage our money is changing. With a quick tap of your phone, you can pay for your morning coffee, transfer money to a friend, and request payments from your business partners. Data is essential to financial coaching, to helping us make the right choices depending on our goals and projects. Like many other banks and financial institutions, BNP Paribas relies on data to limit risks and bad behaviour, as well as provide a better experience for customers.


Designing for meaningful consent

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Collaboration is key to designing digital experiences we can trust

All over the world, laws and regulation have been designed to safeguard our trust in the internet.

Well, that’s not strictly true. These pieces of legislation have not been designed at all. They have been debated, drafted, refined and published - but never designed. Does that matter? Well, yes it does. A lot.

TTC Labs is a cross-industry effort to create innovative design solutions that put people in control of their privacy.

Initiated and supported by Meta, and built on collaboration, the movement has grown to include hundreds of organisations, including major global businesses, startups, civic organisations and academic institutions.