Nudges for Privacy and Security: Understanding and Assisting Users' Choices Online
Cranor, Lorrie Faith
Giovanni Leon, Pedro
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Management Informat Syst
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PublisherASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY
CitationAlessandro Acquisti, Idris Adjerid, Rebecca Balebako, Laura Brandimarte, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Saranga Komanduri, Pedro Giovanni Leon, Norman Sadeh, Florian Schaub, Manya Sleeper, Yang Wang, and Shomir Wilson. 2017. Nudges for Privacy and Security: Understanding and Assisting Users’ Choices Online. ACM Comput. Surv. 50, 3, Article 44 (August 2017), 41 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3054926
JournalACM COMPUTING SURVEYS
RightsCopyright © 2017, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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AbstractAdvancements in information technology often task users with complex and consequential privacy and security decisions. A growing body of research has investigated individuals' choices in the presence of privacy and information security tradeoffs, the decision-making hurdles affecting those choices, and ways to mitigate such hurdles. This article provides a multi-disciplinary assessment of the literature pertaining to privacy and security decision making. It focuses on research on assisting individuals' privacy and security choices with soft paternalistic interventions that nudge users toward more beneficial choices. The article discusses potential benefits of those interventions, highlights their shortcomings, and identifies key ethical, design, and research challenges.
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SponsorsNational Science Foundation [CNS-1012763, CNS-0627513, CNS-0905562]; Google; CMU CyLab from the Army Research Office [DAAD19-02-1-0389, W911NF-09-1-0273]; IWT SBO SPION Project; Nokia; France Telecom; CMU/Portugal Information and Communication Technologies Institute