Who knows about me? An analysis of age-related disclosure preferences.

Little, Linda, Briggs, Pamela and Coventry, Lynne (2011) Who knows about me? An analysis of age-related disclosure preferences. In: Proceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (BCS-HCI ’11): Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 4-8 July 2011. BCS Learning & Development Ltd., Swindon, pp. 84-87.

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Users are increasingly willing to disclose sensitive personal information online, seemingly without great regard for privacy protection. We surveyed over 1200 people to measure user attitudes and behaviours in terms of: (i) the type and perceived sensitivity of information they regularly disclosed, and (ii) who the recipients of different types of information were. In our initial analysis of the data we have observed an interesting age-related trend: a U shaped curve whereby the youngest and oldest members of society are less protective of their privacy than the middle-aged cohort.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information disclosure, privacy, age
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 16:14
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 15:51
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5304

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