Advanced

User privacy attitudes regarding proximity sensing

Jonsson, Håkan LU and Olsson, Carl (2018) 13th International ARES Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
Abstract
User attitudes on privacy with respect to location data has been extensively studied. However, user attitudes of privacy in relation to proximity sensing is still lacking. We present the results from a survey conducted on users of a proximity sensing application we developed and diffused by handing out phones with the proximity sensing application pre-installed, with 31 respondents. The results compare this type of application to location sensing in general, as well as positions our respondents in relation to previous studies in terms of general privacy policies. Four results stand out in particular: One, our respondents are more aware of and care about privacy policies than in previous studies. Two, trust is reported as being based more... (More)
User attitudes on privacy with respect to location data has been extensively studied. However, user attitudes of privacy in relation to proximity sensing is still lacking. We present the results from a survey conducted on users of a proximity sensing application we developed and diffused by handing out phones with the proximity sensing application pre-installed, with 31 respondents. The results compare this type of application to location sensing in general, as well as positions our respondents in relation to previous studies in terms of general privacy policies. Four results stand out in particular: One, our respondents are more aware of and care about privacy policies than in previous studies. Two, trust is reported as being based more on the specific data access asked for, than EULA or similar text based policies. Third, the respondents are willing to allowing having proximity data about them sensed, as long as they are in control of who can sense it. Finally, our results indicate that there is no perceived difference in sensitivity between location and proximity sensing. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
publication status
published
subject
host publication
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
publisher
ACM
conference name
13th International ARES Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
conference location
Hamburg, Germany
conference dates
2018-08-27 - 2018-08-30
external identifiers
  • scopus:85055271846
ISBN
978-1-4503-6448-5
978-1-4503-6448-5
DOI
10.1145/3230833.3233270
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
10743b9e-22ce-449f-88c4-bb48ec20a9fc
date added to LUP
2018-09-13 15:16:00
date last changed
2019-02-20 11:26:59
@inproceedings{10743b9e-22ce-449f-88c4-bb48ec20a9fc,
  abstract     = {User attitudes on privacy with respect to location data has been extensively studied. However, user attitudes of privacy in relation to proximity sensing is still lacking. We present the results from a survey conducted on users of a proximity sensing application we developed and diffused by handing out phones with the proximity sensing application pre-installed, with 31 respondents. The results compare this type of application to location sensing in general, as well as positions our respondents in relation to previous studies in terms of general privacy policies. Four results stand out in particular: One, our respondents are more aware of and care about privacy policies than in previous studies. Two, trust is reported as being based more on the specific data access asked for, than EULA or similar text based policies. Third, the respondents are willing to allowing having proximity data about them sensed, as long as they are in control of who can sense it. Finally, our results indicate that there is no perceived difference in sensitivity between location and proximity sensing.},
  author       = {Jonsson, Håkan and Olsson, Carl},
  isbn         = {978-1-4503-6448-5},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Hamburg, Germany},
  publisher    = {ACM},
  title        = {User privacy attitudes regarding proximity sensing},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3230833.3233270},
  year         = {2018},
}