Reasoning with Imprecise Privacy Preferences

Omoronyia, I. (2016) Reasoning with Imprecise Privacy Preferences. In: FSE 2016: ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, Seattle, WA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016, pp. 952-955. ISBN 9781450342186 (doi:10.1145/2950290.2983982)

Omoronyia, I. (2016) Reasoning with Imprecise Privacy Preferences. In: FSE 2016: ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, Seattle, WA, USA, 13-18 Nov 2016, pp. 952-955. ISBN 9781450342186 (doi:10.1145/2950290.2983982)

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Abstract

User reluctance and context-dependent factors during information disclosure imply that people cannot always be counted on to indicate their appropriate privacy preference. This phenomenon is the well-known 'privacy paradox', which shows that users of modern technologies are constantly concerned about their privacy, but do not apply these concerns to their usage behaviour accordingly. The problem is that this mismatch between privacy concerns and the indicated privacy preference in software, is not considered when reasoning about the satisfaction of privacy requirements. This paper is a research vision that draws connections between the imprecisions in user privacy preferences, and reasoning about the satisfaction of privacy requirements. We outline the close relationship between privacy and user beliefs and uncertainties. We then propose a multi-agent framework that leverage on this relationship when reasoning about the satisfaction of privacy requirements. We anticipate that this vision will help reduce the gap between an increasingly complex information age and the software techniques needed to protect user privacy.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Omoronyia, Dr Inah
Authors: Omoronyia, I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450342186
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
748271EPSRC- Institutional Sponsorship 2016 - University of GlasgowJonathan CooperEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P51133X/1VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE