Online privacy tools for the general public

Taking into account the increasing need for online data protection and the availability of numerous Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) for internet and mobile users, ENISA conducted, under its 2015 work
programme, a study on online privacy tools, aiming at enhancing trust and assurance in their use by the general public. In particular, this study includes three parts: a) a review of existing web portals promoting the use of online privacy tools for the general public, b) a proposal for a methodology for evaluating the quality and functionality of PETs, and c) a pilot application of the proposed methodology in the area of antitracking browser extensions.