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Logging you, Logging me: A Replicable Study of Privacy and Sharing Behaviour in Groups of Visual Lifeloggers

Price, Blaine A.; Stuart, Avelie; Calikli, Gul; Mccormick, Ciaran; Mehta, Vikram; Hutton, Luke; Bandara, Arosha K.; Levine, Mark and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2017). Logging you, Logging me: A Replicable Study of Privacy and Sharing Behaviour in Groups of Visual Lifeloggers. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive Mobile Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 1(2) (in press).

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Low cost digital cameras in smartphones and wearable devices make it easy for people to automatically capture and share images as a visual lifelog. Having been inspired by a US campus based study that explored individual privacy behaviours of visual lifeloggers, we conducted a similar study on a UK campus, however we also focussed on the privacy behaviours of groups of lifeloggers. We argue for the importance of replicability and therefore we built a publicly available toolkit, which includes camera design, study guidelines and source code. Our results show some similar sharing behaviour to the US based study: people tried to preserve the privacy of strangers, but we found fewer bystander reactions despite using a more obvious camera. In contrast, we did not find a reluctance to share images of screens but we did find that images of vices were shared less. Regarding privacy behaviours in groups of lifeloggers, we found that people were more willing to share images of people they were interacting with than of strangers, that lifelogging in groups could change what defines a private space, and that lifelogging groups establish different rules to manage privacy for those inside and outside the group.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author(s)
ISSN: 2474-9567
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Monetize Me? Privacy and the Quantified Self in the Digital EconomyEP/L021285/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Privacy Dynamics: Learning from the wisdom of groups (XC-12-062-BN)EP/K033522/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Adaptive Security And Privacy (XC-11-004-BN)291652ERC (European Research Council)
Keywords: Visual Lifelogging; Privacy; Replication; wearable cameras
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 49401
Depositing User: Blaine Price
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 14:26
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 15:57
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