Designing the default privacy settings for facebook applications

Na Wang, Pamela Wisniewski, Heng Xu, Jens Grossklags

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Abstract

We frame privacy from the perspective of contextual integrity [6]. Through an online experiment, we explore how the alignment of default privacy settings with the context of an information request would impact a user's information disclosure behavior and privacy perceptions. The field experiment is designed as a between-subject experiment with four conditions of the apps' default settings, in the context of installing a third-party application that creates a birthday calendar on Facebook. Our preliminary findings suggest that default privacy settings that are context-relevant may help users make better informed privacy decisions, increase their likelihood of engaging with an app, and improve their privacy perceptions of the app.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages249-252
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450325417
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2014Feb 19 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period2/15/142/19/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Wang, N., Wisniewski, P., Xu, H., & Grossklags, J. (2014). Designing the default privacy settings for facebook applications. In CSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 249-252). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556420.2556495