The Mismeasurement of Privacy: Using Contextual Integrity to Reconsider Privacy in HCI
2012 (English)In: CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012, 367-376 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Privacy is a widely studied concept in relation to social computing and sensor-based technologies; scores of research papers have investigated people’s ‘privacy preferences’ and apparent reluctance to share personal data. In this paper we explore how Ubicomp and HCI studies have approached the notion of privacy, often as a quantifiable concept. Leaning on several theoretical frameworks, but in particular Nissenbaum’s notion of contextual integrity, we question the viability of obtaining universal answers in terms of people’s ‘general’ privacy practices and apply elements of Nissenbaum’s theory to our own data in order to illustrate its relevance. We then suggest restructuring inquiries into information sharing in studies of state-of-the-art technologies and analyze contextually grounded issues using a different, more specific vocabulary. Finally, we provide the first building blocks to such vocabulary.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012. 367-376 p.
Privacy, user studies, location-based services, ubiquitous computing, online social networks
Research subject Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85445DOI: 10.1145/2207676.2207727ISBN: 978-1-4503-1015-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-85445DiVA: diva2:583706
CHI 2012, May 5–10, 2012, Austin, Texas, USA