Towards Exploring User Perception of a Privacy Sensitive Information Detection Tool

Vanessa Bracamonte, Welderufael Tesfay, Shinsaku Kiyomoto

Abstract

Users reveal privacy sensitive information when they post on social media, which can have negative consequences. To help these users make informed decisions, different tools have been developed that detect privacy sensitive information (PSI) and provide alerts. However, how users would perceive this type of tool has not yet been evaluated. In this position paper, we take the first steps to address this gap, by exploring user intention, perceived usefulness and attitude towards a PSI detection tool. We designed an experiment and showed participants examples of the PSI detection tool alerts, and quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated their response. The results showed that participants perceived the PSI detection tool as useful, had positive interest, and a low level of concern about it, although they had a neutral level of intention of using the tool. The participants’ open-ended responses revealed that they considered the PSI detection tool useful, but mostly for other people and not for themselves. In addition, they were concerned about the privacy risks of using the tool and about its effectiveness. The findings reveal the challenges that PSI detection tools have to overcome to gain acceptance among users that would benefit from this type of privacy protection.

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in Harvard Style

Bracamonte V., Tesfay W. and Kiyomoto S. (2021). Towards Exploring User Perception of a Privacy Sensitive Information Detection Tool.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-491-6, pages 628-634. DOI: 10.5220/0010319706280634


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp21,
author={Vanessa Bracamonte and Welderufael Tesfay and Shinsaku Kiyomoto},
title={Towards Exploring User Perception of a Privacy Sensitive Information Detection Tool},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2021},
pages={628-634},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010319706280634},
isbn={978-989-758-491-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Towards Exploring User Perception of a Privacy Sensitive Information Detection Tool
SN - 978-989-758-491-6
AU - Bracamonte V.
AU - Tesfay W.
AU - Kiyomoto S.
PY - 2021
SP - 628
EP - 634
DO - 10.5220/0010319706280634