A Curated List of GDPR Resources

Simply Secure is dedicated to helping designers and developers build technology that protects people’s privacy and security. Thus we welcome the upcoming EU regulations for data protection, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as a promising step in taking seriously people’s rights to privacy and security online.

Over the past few weeks (and leading up to the deadline of May 25, 2018), we have collected some resources and examples that we found helpful or interesting. We hope that these tools and checklists will help smaller organizations get some last-minute advice and explainers.

GDPR-compliance is the minimum of what we need to do as ethical designers, and it is only the start of a conversation we all need to engage in. These are exciting times!

General Privacy + UX

Simply Secure Knowledge Base


What is GDPR, and why should designers care? (Fast Company)


Guide to GDPR

Course from Karlstad University

Privacy By Design

PBD Primer

Foundational Principles

Privacy by Design Framework

Ad Tech + GDPR

GDPR Will Pop the Adtech Bubble (Doc Searles)

Interactive Advertising Framework

Patterns and Catalogues

Data Permissions Catalogue (Projects By If)

New Digital Rights (Projects By If)

Data Portability (Projects By If)

Assessment Plans

GDPR Checklist

GDPR assessment and implementation plan - Processors (Corrick, Wales, Partners)

GDPR assessment and implementation plan - Controllers (Corrick, Wales, Partners)

In Practice

GDPR and The Engine Room (The Engine Room)

GDPR Actionable Advice

OpenGDPR Framework

A Flaw-By-Flaw Guide to Facebook’s GDPR Changes (TechCrunch)


Using Design to Overcome Structural Inequities in Peer Review

We take a deeper look at three specific design challenges our team addressed in helping PREreview build a new open source platform that supports a more inclusive, community-oriented form of peer review and publication.

How to improve the UX of your documentation

A quick card sorting exercise to improve the information architecture of your documentation.

Design for Interoperability: Why Designers Should Pay Attention to the ACCESS Act

Interoperability can help people evade government repression, document human rights violations, and have agency over their data. We take a look at interoperability and a proposed US law that could help small projects be more successful and grow faster in a web controlled by a few large companies.