There is an obvious path to further research in this area - a full feasibility study and user-tested project to implement the recommendations of Chapter 4. Ideally, this would incorporate a third party non-profit organisation to establish the legal requirements and backing for the practical implementation, as well as education and advocacy campaigns in order to get developers and vendors to use the system. This implementation would involve a Website, where developers and vendors can create their own tailored modular license agreement, and where users can get information about the agreements and develop a trusting relationship with the organisation and the companies and developers who use it. The project would need to identify sets of normative expectations, and associate them with particular legal expectations and identifying images to be used as icons for the agreement screen. Usability would need to be tested as well: one of the main problems with the Friedman Mozilla cookie browser (discussed in section 2.2) was usability, although the nature of the project brings this problem upon itself, because it treats each cookie equally, regardless of the content of the cookie. Discussions with vendors, developers, and lawyers would need to be had in order to work on prioritising the modules and developing the language and feasibility of presentation of the legal requirements in the manner called for by Chapter 4. New development environment widgets for End User License Agreements would need to be developed to work with the system and make it easy to adopt by software developers.
Even if some recommendations from Chapter 4 cannot be realised, the theory and suggestions I put forward in this thesis are solid enough to lay the groundwork for improvements to the area of informed consent. Even the most basic reassessment of wording and layout of EULAs, for example, could greatly improve the situation for computer users and developers alike. However, a full feasibility study could lay the foundations for some massive improvements in informed consent in the field of information technology.