Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
The objective of this project is to develop and validate technologies that empower users to more effectively and more efficiently control their privacy policies in mobile and social networking applications. Specifically, as part of this project, we will:
This research is particularly timely as it addresses privacy issues at the core of new mobile and social networking applications. While a number of these applications have encountered some initial success, there is a growing demand among the user community for higher levels of control over how one's information is being shared by others. This project is uniquely positioned to produce technologies that respond to this issue. By scaling up to thousands of users, we will make it possible to develop and validate technologies in a realistic setting, generate significant publicity and attract the interest of major players in the mobile and social networking space.