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Start: 2022-10
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TOS;DR OTA backend

Integrate Terms of Service;Didn't Read with Open Terms Archive

Open Terms Archive is a digital common that produces (since 2020) datasets of the evolution of contractual documents (Terms of Service, Privacy Policy…) over time, enabling analysis and comparison. It aims at shifting the power balance from big tech actors towards researchers, end users and regulators. The “Terms of Service; Didn't Read” (ToS;DR) project enables (since 2011) crowd-reading and rating of these same contractual documents. These documents are obtained from the web with a dedicated engine that stores them in a private database and suffers from lack of maintenance.

The goal of the effort is to replace the historical ToS;DR crawler with the public Open Terms Archive datasets, thus increasing the reliability and auditability of the source data, since the annotations will be based on public datasets produced by replicable instances instead of being based on a one-off database used only by ToS;DR itself. This will also enable establishing a common data format for annotating documents.

Run by Open Terms Archive + ToS;DR

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.