This research is carried out in Aalto University. The purpose of the study is to conduct scientific research on people's typing behavior.

Data collection

We collect the following data:

  1. Keyboard events and their associated information, such as key codes and touch position.
  2. Information about the mobile device and location.
  3. Demographic data as provided by the participant.

Anonymity, secure storage, confidentiality

We collect data for research purposes, which can be made publicly available as part of our scientific work. Therefore, we follow European privacy regulation (GDPR) in strictly anonymizing the published data. When taking the typing test, we store IP addresses which we use in order to infer for example the country and city of a user. This personally identifiable information is confidential. It will be stored for up to five years and will not be transferred outside EU/EEA area.

Voluntary participation

Participation in the study is voluntary. You have the right to discontinue participation at any time without obligation to disclose any specific reasons.

Rights of the study participant

It may be necessary to deviate from the rights of the data subject, as defined in GDPR and national legislation, if the study is being carried out for the performance of the public interest and the exercising of the participant’s rights would likely prevent reaching the aim of the research study. The following rights can be deviated from:

  1. The right to access data
  2. The right to rectify information
  3. The right to restrict processing
  4. The right to be forgotten
If, however, it is possible to achieve the aims of the study and the achievement of the purpose is not greatly hindered, Aalto University will actualize your rights as defined in the GDPR. The extent of your rights is related to the legal basis of processing of your personal data, national legislation and exercising your rights requires proof of identity.

We thank you for your contribution to research efforts.

Funding information and contact

This study is funded by the European Research Council under the Horizon 2020 program (ERC Starting Grant contract ID 637991) and the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI).

Prof. Antti Oulasvirta
Dr. Luis A. Leiva
Dr. Sunjun Kim

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