Currently the option to share data is all in or all out, but considerations of how nuanced controls for privacy can be implemented to provide transparency of what is being collected and could encourage participation in data donations.
Two potential nuances to the open data sharing setting:
Personal Review before release - I would be happy to donate my data after I have a chance to review the sound clips myself to ensure that the clips do not contain something sensitive in nature. For those comfortable with sharing clips regardless you can let them donate freely, but those who want control add the personal review step before donation and it would show individuals exactly what they are donating. For example a false activation may capture sensitive information even with 2 second clips and with personal review I could not send that for validation to the community. Yes, I am willing to review my own information.
Device specific Opt-in controls - Instead of the entire account and all all devices donating data, allowing a user to select which devices they deem ok for donations and which they may want a more restricted profile of donations or no donation at all. For example I wouldn’t want my assistant in my office to participate, but one out in a common space I would not have a problem donating data since I don’t have the same kinds of conversations there.
These are a couple ideas to start a discussion on nuanced privacy controls yet. I’m just joining the MyCroft community so if I missed where this type of conversation should be directed please point me in that direction.