Ethical Practices for Security Research with At-Risk Populations

Bhalerao, Rasika, Hamilton, Vaughn, McDonald, Allison, Redmiles, Elissa M. and Strohmayer, Angelika (2022) Ethical Practices for Security Research with At-Risk Populations. In: 2022 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW). Proceedings - IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (Euro S&PW), 1 . IEEE, Piscataway, US, pp. 546-553. ISBN 9781665495615, 9781665495608

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A growing body of security and privacy research focuses on at-risk populations - those who are marginalized, stigmatized, and/or criminalized - and who may face significant harm from research conducted about themselves and their communities. For example, recent research has studied family members of those in prison, survivors of domestic violence, undocumented immigrants, and sex workers. At-risk communities have a heightened need for confidentiality, consideration for possible past trauma, and research justice given inherent power differentials. Here, we offer a set of ethical research practices we have deployed in research with multiple at-risk communities. We hope these practices will serve as guidance and a springboard for discussion about what it means to conduct ethical research, particularly with marginalized, stigmatized, and/or criminalized groups.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy: EuroS&P 2022; Genoa, Italy; 6- 10 Jun 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics, privacy, human subjects, trauma-informed practice, research justice, vulnerable populations
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
M900 Other in Law
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2022 08:37
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2022 08:45

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