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Unpacking privacy practices in SNSs: users' protection strategies to enforce privacy boundaries

Unpacking privacy practices in SNSs: users' protection strategies to enforce privacy boundaries
Unpacking privacy practices in SNSs: users' protection strategies to enforce privacy boundaries
With the emergence of Social Networking Sites (SNSs), privacy management and access issues have been a great area of concern for most of SNSs population. Moreover, most of the studies reach contradictory findings regarding how people regulate their online privacy decisions. These contradictory findings suggest that there are essential issues that could direct us to discover the privacy management nature in SNSs and the complex decision-making process that is adopted by SNSs users. Lately, it was discovered that different social and technological strategies are performed by users in order to achieve online privacy, to select the flow of their private information and to help them to enforce and create imaginary boundaries similar to what they do during everyday communication. Consequently, this paper presents a broad picture of the literature published between 2003-2017 and relating to the strategies that are adopted by SNSs users to achieve acceptable levels of online privacy. We examined the classifications of papers, theories used, data collection methods, strategies mentioned, SNSs platforms targeted and geographic distribution of participants. Findings determine that the related literature is limited. Qualitative interviews is the preferred method for researchers. Face-book platform was often used for investigations. The identified studies focused only on few geographic regions. We were able to build a framework of the strategies mostly used by users to enforce online privacy boundaries. Such findings are important for revealing the directions in the literature and determining the existing gaps that can be highlighted in the future.
{Privacy;Social network services;Tools;Systematics;Internet;Computer science;Sociology;SNSs;Privacy;Privacy protection strategies;Privacy paradox;Social strategies;Technical strategies;Users’ attitudes},
1-6
IEEE Xplore
Asiri, Fatima, Abdullah A.
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Millard, David
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Asiri, Fatima, Abdullah A.
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Millard, David
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Asiri, Fatima, Abdullah A. and Millard, David (2018) Unpacking privacy practices in SNSs: users' protection strategies to enforce privacy boundaries. In 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference (SCS-NCC’2018). IEEE Xplore. pp. 1-6 . (doi:10.1109/NCG.2018.8593046).

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Abstract

With the emergence of Social Networking Sites (SNSs), privacy management and access issues have been a great area of concern for most of SNSs population. Moreover, most of the studies reach contradictory findings regarding how people regulate their online privacy decisions. These contradictory findings suggest that there are essential issues that could direct us to discover the privacy management nature in SNSs and the complex decision-making process that is adopted by SNSs users. Lately, it was discovered that different social and technological strategies are performed by users in order to achieve online privacy, to select the flow of their private information and to help them to enforce and create imaginary boundaries similar to what they do during everyday communication. Consequently, this paper presents a broad picture of the literature published between 2003-2017 and relating to the strategies that are adopted by SNSs users to achieve acceptable levels of online privacy. We examined the classifications of papers, theories used, data collection methods, strategies mentioned, SNSs platforms targeted and geographic distribution of participants. Findings determine that the related literature is limited. Qualitative interviews is the preferred method for researchers. Face-book platform was often used for investigations. The identified studies focused only on few geographic regions. We were able to build a framework of the strategies mostly used by users to enforce online privacy boundaries. Such findings are important for revealing the directions in the literature and determining the existing gaps that can be highlighted in the future.

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Submitted date: April 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 April 2018
Published date: 31 December 2018
Venue - Dates: 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference (NCC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2018-04-25 - 2018-04-26
Keywords: {Privacy;Social network services;Tools;Systematics;Internet;Computer science;Sociology;SNSs;Privacy;Privacy protection strategies;Privacy paradox;Social strategies;Technical strategies;Users’ attitudes},

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Local EPrints ID: 426807
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426807
PURE UUID: 1eca0b6c-0d60-450a-a516-b54ec8d89817
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2018 17:31
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:12

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