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    Develop for Privacy Challenge

    The 2011 Privacy Developer Challenge is organized by the ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Washington, and the Tor Project with the assistance of the Information & Privacy Commissioner’s Office of Ontario. The goal of the project? “As mobile devices become more sophisticated and handle increasing amounts of sensitive information, individuals need better tools to protect and manage this data. The goal of this Challenge is to demonstrate the possibility that apps for mobile devices can actually enhance the privacy of users.” Here’s more information, but visit the site for full details before making a submission:

    Eligibility: The Challenge is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old and who are residents of any country where participating in the Challenge, operating the Challenge, and offering or accepting the awards described below are lawful.

    Submission: Participants must submit a software application for any mobile device (“App”), including the following materials, via the submission form at (the “Site”) before 11:59 PM GMT on May 31, 2011:

    1. A fully-completed Participant Information Form which must specify the name of the Participant or, if the Submission is submitted by a Team, the name of the Team Leader and the names of all Team members; and accurate information specifying how to contact the individual Participant or Team Leader, including an e-mail address and phone number.
    2. A Written Description that provides a clear description of the App. The Written Description must include the overall vision for the App, the likely users, the intended platform(s), and the App’s privacy-enhancing features. The Written Description is limited to a maximum of 1000 words and may include up to 5 hand-drawn or computer-generated images.
    3. End-User Documentation that the developer proposes to provide to users, including instructions for installing and initializing the App as appropriate.
    4. Application Code, including documented source code for the App and complete instructions for compiling the App if needed. Instructions must include pointers or links to any libraries or external files required to compile, interpret, or execute the source code. Application code shall be submitted as provided by the Site.
    5. A Prototype of the App in a form that will permit the Prototype to be operated by the Challenge judges on a mobile device without the purchase of a subscription or license.
    6. A List of Attributions identifying any idea, creative element, source or executable code, image or documentation, or any other material or information contained in the Submission that is not wholly original with the Participant(s). The List of Attributions must include a text list of all such components, the original source of such components, and the licensing terms under which such components are available.
    7. A List of Prior Releases describing how or whether the App or any original component thereof has been or will be licensed or released in any form, whether publicly or privately, on or prior to the Award Date.

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