A computing device may display a graphical user interface (GUI) of a privacy dashboard showing permission usage of sensor data (e.g., location, microphone, camera, etc.) and content provider data (e.g., files, media, contacts, calendar, short message service (SMS), call log, etc.) by applications for a given time period (e.g., the past 24 hours, the past 7 days, etc.). The privacy dashboard may include graphs, lists, and other visual indicators for displaying information about the permission usage per sensor and/or per application in a clear, concise, and comprehensible way. In the privacy dashboard, the computing device may include certain types of privacy information, such as sensor data usage, within the initial screen while omitting other types of privacy information, such as content provider data usage, from the initial screen. The computing device may display information about other types of privacy information in response to a user input (e.g., touch input). In some examples, the privacy dashboard may enable a user to see detailed information about permission usage of an application and manage permissions for each application via the privacy dashboard. As such, the privacy dashboard may improve user awareness and comprehension of data access by increasing transparency with respect to permission usage by applications.
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Wu, Jingyu; Chung, Dave; Lin, Joyaa; and N-Marandi, Sara, "PRIVACY DASHBOARD", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 29, 2021)