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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (BCS-HCI ’11)
Subtitle of host publicationNewcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 4-8 July 2011
Place of PublicationSwindon
PublisherBCS Learning & Development
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2011
EventThe 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI2011) - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceThe 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI2011)
Period1/01/11 → …

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