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Driving Privacy Controls with Social Context

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Christopher Smith, Professor Aad van Moorsel



Mobile applications frequently gather, use and share our personal information. To protect our privacy, any use of our personal information by these applications should ideally be controlled in a manner which is consistent with our specific privacy attitudes. This article takes the premise that such attitudes are determined by the social context in which the gathering, use and sharing of personal information takes place. Based on this observation, a novel approach to privacy controls is introduced which is driven by social context.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Smith C, van Moorsel A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2012

Pages: 11

Print publication date: 01/03/2012

Source Publication Date: March 2012

Report Number: 1316

Institution: Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne