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Who gets to know what when: configuring privacy permissions in an awareness application

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Who gets to know what when: configuring privacy permissions in an awareness application
We report on a study (N=36) of user preferences for balancing awareness with privacy. Participants defined permissions for sharing of location, availability, calendar information and instant messaging (IM) activity within an application called mySpace. MySpace is an interactive visualization of the physical workplace that provides dynamic information about people, places and equipment. We found a significant preference for defining privacy permissions at the group level. While "family" received high levels of awareness sharing, interestingly, "team" was granted comparable levels during business hours at work. Surprisingly, presenting participants with a detailed list of all pieces of personal context to which the system had access, did not result in more conservative privacy settings. Although location was the most sensitive aspect of awareness, participants were comfortable disclosing room-level location information to their team members at work. Our findings sugg...
Sameer Patil, Jennifer Lai
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where CHI
Authors Sameer Patil, Jennifer Lai
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