Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Managing Personal Information Disclosure in Ubiquitous Computing Environments

Scott Lederer, Jennifer Mankoff, Anind K. Dey and Christopher P. Beckmann

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-03-1257
July 2003

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/CSD-03-1257.pdf

Ubiquitous computing stands to redefine established notions of privacy as it introduces regular, pervasive sensing of personal information such as identity, location, and activity. To effectively and comfortably manage the disclosure of personal information, end-users will require a coherent conceptual model of privacy and convenient user interfaces to manage it. We describe a conceptual framework designed to support personal privacy management in ubiquitous computing by empowering users to adjust the precision of disclosed information. The framework relies on three key strategies: encapsulation, a priori configuration, and manual configuration. We describe a prototypical user interface built to instantiate this framework and we report the results of a formative evaluation of the framework. Results show our approach is superior to simple, automated disclosure paradigms but can be further refined.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Lederer:CSD-03-1257,
    Author = {Lederer, Scott and Mankoff, Jennifer and Dey, Anind K. and Beckmann, Christopher P.},
    Title = {Managing Personal Information Disclosure in Ubiquitous Computing Environments},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2003},
    Month = {Jul},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/5250.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-03-1257},
    Abstract = {Ubiquitous computing stands to redefine established notions of privacy as it introduces regular, pervasive sensing of personal information such as identity, location, and activity. To effectively and comfortably manage the disclosure of personal information, end-users will require a coherent conceptual model of privacy and convenient user interfaces to manage it. We describe a conceptual framework designed to support personal privacy management in ubiquitous computing by empowering users to adjust the precision of disclosed information. The framework relies on three key strategies: encapsulation, a priori configuration, and manual configuration. We describe a prototypical user interface built to instantiate this framework and we report the results of a formative evaluation of the framework. Results show our approach is superior to simple, automated disclosure paradigms but can be further refined.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Lederer, Scott
%A Mankoff, Jennifer
%A Dey, Anind K.
%A Beckmann, Christopher P.
%T Managing Personal Information Disclosure in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2003
%@ UCB/CSD-03-1257
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/5250.html
%F Lederer:CSD-03-1257