Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Threat Awareness - Social Impacts of Privacy Aware Ubiquitous Computing

Title:
Threat Awareness - Social Impacts of Privacy Aware Ubiquitous Computing
Author:
Alexander De Luca: Media Informatics Group, University of Munich, Germany Heinrich Hussmann: Media Informatics Group, University of Munich, Germany
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
020
Pages:
177-184
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


At first glance; privacy and ubiquitous computing seem to be highly incompatible; due to the ubicomp characteristic of being invisible. There are projects; trying to overcome this problem with different feedback mechanisms. In current literature; this approach is often referred to as privacy mirrors. The goal is to provide privacy awareness. It means making users aware about how their data is used by a specific service. However; there is little scientific work on the social impact of privacy awareness. That is; if privacy awareness is useful; accepted by the users and if it changes their usage behavior. Therefore; in this work; we examined the influence of privacy awareness on users to find the answers. We performed a user study with a privacy aware mobile service and conducted an online survey; which lead to interesting results; which we will present in this paper.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Alexander De Luca, Heinrich Hussmann
Title:
Threat Awareness - Social Impacts of Privacy Aware Ubiquitous Computing
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Alexander De Luca, Heinrich Hussmann
Title:
Threat Awareness - Social Impacts of Privacy Aware Ubiquitous Computing
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