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Jasmine McNealy Co-Authors Article on Policy Prototyping as a Remedy for Policy Failures

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and associate professor, Media Production, Management, and Technology, is the co-author of “Prototyping Policy: Visualizing Impact for Better Regulation” published in Convergence: The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies on Jan. 31.

McNealy, Dennis Jen and Stephanie Nguyen studied policy prototyping as a remedy for policy failures in bills aimed at privacy protection.

Jasmine McNealy
Jasmine McNealy

According to the authors, “After selecting three privacy-related bills, we created prototypes that represented one of many ways that privacy policy could be translated into features in online platforms. Using the prototypes, we conducted 41 semi-structured interviews to gather feedback and insights on the challenges with the laws.”

They add, “Our findings illustrate how different roles emphasize protections, harms, and word choice when communicating levers of change like civil rights protections in law to privacy design elements. This solidified the opportunities to better bridge policy and practice by outlining common and distinct bill themes.”

Posted: January 31, 2022
Category: College News, Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project News
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