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Privacy Itch and Scratch: On Body Privacy Warnings and Controls

Mehta, Vikram; Bandara, Arosha; Price, Blaine and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2016). Privacy Itch and Scratch: On Body Privacy Warnings and Controls. In: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, San Jose, 34.

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In the age of ubiquitous computing increasing amounts of personal data are being logged and shared, making privacy management a challenging task that must be integrated into our daily lives. In this paper, we explore the metaphors of ‘privacy itch’ for warnings and ‘privacy scratch’ for control of privacy preferences through real time, on-body, haptic interaction technologies. To assess the utility of these concepts, we implemented a forearm wearable prototype: the Privacy Band, and conducted a small lab-based user study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Adaptive Security And Privacy (XC-11-004-BN)291652EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Privacy Dynamics: Learning from the wisdom of groups (XC-12-062-BN)EP/K033522/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Keywords: User privacy management; Haptic warnings; Wearable computing; On-body interfaces.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 45366
Depositing User: Arosha Bandara
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 13:41
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