Many users wonder whether the website they just want to sign up will treat your private data sensitively. With the browser Firefox, the Mozilla Foundation wants to give an answer.
The icons should give an answer to simple questions, like:
- Are my data handed out to third parties?
- Are my data stored longer than necessary?
- Are my data encrypted?
- Can the site identify me via collected data?
Multiple colors inform the website’s viewpoint of the corresponding questions.
Of course, website owners have to cooperate for the icons to reach their goal. They have to inform how they protect the visitors’ privacy. Mozilla Foundation hopes that they have found convincing arguments due to the widespread usage of Firefox.