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      Perspectives on privacy in the use of online systems

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      Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
      11 - 15 July 2016
      Privacy, privacy paradox, user survey, online behaviour, mental models, human-computer interaction


            Human-Computer Interaction looks to better understand the relationship between people and computers. Our work considers this relationship in the context of privacy and the privacy expectations users have when using online systems. While many surveys suggest the public care about this subject, users often act in a manner perceived contrary to their claims; a notion termed the ‘Privacy Paradox’. However, research suggests privacy is inherently subjective and contextual, leading us to question: do users actually define ‘ private online behaviour ’ in the samemanner as thosewho study the topic? Although our exploratory survey found a general intersection between participants’ perceptions and those in existing literature, opinions differed in several key areas. For example, we found users often conceptualise protection in less-technical terms and are prone to conflating privacy and security. We believe that when we expand our analyses to the general public, we will see an even greater disparity between privacy perceptions. Through this research we look to inform the development of systems and privacy-protective tools that users can actually appreciate.


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            July 2016
            July 2016
            : 1-3
            [0001]Department of Computer Science

            University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
            © Williams et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2016 Conference Fusion, Bournemouth, UK

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            Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Bournemouth University, Poole, UK
            11 - 15 July 2016
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Privacy,privacy paradox,user survey,online behaviour,mental models,human-computer interaction


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