Testing Privacy Awareness

@inproceedings{Bergmann2008TestingPA,
  title={Testing Privacy Awareness},
  author={Mike Bergmann},
  booktitle={FIDIS},
  year={2008}
}
  • M. Bergmann
  • Published in FIDIS 1 September 2008
  • Computer Science
In web-based business processes the disclosure of personal data by the user is an essential part and mandatory for the processes. Privacy policies help to inform the user about his/her rights and to protect the user’s privacy. In this paper we present a test to empirically measure how the user’s privacy awareness changes by presenting specific elements of the privacy policy in close proximity to the required data items. We compare an experimental group using an enhanced interface to a control… 

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