Learn more at https://trustabletech.org and at ThingsCon.org. Development of the Trustable Technology Mark is supported by Mozilla Foundation through a fellowship for ThingsCon Co-Founder and Chair Peter Bihr.
HOW DOES THIS FORM WORK?
The Trustmark application form consists of about 50 questions across 5 "dimensions" or focus areas: Privacy & Data Protection, Security, Transparency, Stability and Openness. Our experts review the answers and might follow up with you; once all potential issues are sorted out, the final results (minus your non-public contact details) will be published in full online under a Creative Commons (by) license, on trustabletech.org. Publishing this information is part of the Trustable Technology Mark requirements.
NOTES FOR FILLING OUT THIS APPLICATION
Most questions follow the format YES/NOT APPLICABLE/NO:- If the answer is YES please explain what that means concretely for your context.- If the answer is NOT APPLICABLE, please explain why.
Questions that REQUIRE a YES are marked with a red asterisk. For these questions, an affirmative answer plus explainer is required unless sufficient reasons are given why in the context of this device this would counter trustworthiness. (Within reason, up to two NO answers are acceptible unless they are highly problematic in the context of your product.)
The other questions are voluntary, but we strongly urge you to fill out all questions. The extra answers serve to provide more transparency for your users and help our reviewers make a better informed decision. Also, extra points beyond the minimum requirement might in the future be used for extra levels of Trustmark achievements.
Please keep it concise. Providing links is OK if they are meaningful. As a guideline, make this as clear and easy to understand as possible.
We are aware that IoT is a big field with many edge cases and that not every question might apply meaningfully to your device, and we take that into account. If a question doesn't apply for your context, please mark it as NOT APPLICABLE and explain why.
Our team will get back to you shortly with either a final decision or follow-up questions. In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org