During the four years of my Ph.D. research on online privacy decision-making, I learned that many factors influence people's choices. I also found that some of these factors are more extensively researched because they are easier to assess through standard measuring instruments (e.g., self-reported scales) or because their role is harder to interpret.
Over the last couple of months, I have been working on a new study, which involves the collection of personal information. Once the theoretical and design foundation has been identified there was only one more thing to prepare, participants' consent. While it may seem like a trivial task, and I have done it on few … Continue reading Privacy, consent and scientific research – what is required?
How often we make privacy decisions? Do you ever worry about their effect or are your privacy decisions routinized? In this short post I emphasize complexity of decision-making process, especially when we decide on privacy.
Is usability still an issue? Why? How does it relate to privacy research? I hope that after reading this post, you will stop and take a minute on reflection about usability and its meaning for privacy as well as for every day human-computer interaction.
How should we interpret privacy? What is it? In this short writing I try to provide a general overview of privacy and its historical origins. I hope after reading, you can tell me about your perception of privacy.