Attitudes toward online availability of US public records

  title={Attitudes toward online availability of US public records},
  author={Sean A Munson and Daniel Avrahami and Sunny Consolvo and James Fogarty and Batya Friedman and Ian E. Smith},
  booktitle={dg.o '11},
Many have enthusiastically greeted the ability to search and view public records online as a great advance for transparency and accountability. Such ability, however, also creates value tensions with privacy and other important human values. In this paper, we report findings from a survey of 134 residents of the US Pacific Northwest on their awareness of and attitudes towards online access to political campaign records and real estate transaction histories, bringing to light some of the social… Expand

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