How developers make design decisions about Users' Privacy: The place of professional communities and organizational climate

Oshrat Ayalon, Eran Toch, Irit Hadar, Michael Birnhack

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Abstract

New technologies continuously challenge people's information privacy, while privacy protection practices, such as Privacy-by-Design, did not become widespread engineering practices. The difficulty of designing privacy-preserving information systems highlights the need for studying developers' privacy decision-making processes, as the developers' communities are well coordinated and they are the ones who can promote or hinder privacy in the systems they design. We conducted an online survey (n=101), to understand the effectors on developers' professional privacy attitudes and practices. We investigate whether developer's privacy decision-making is shaped by several factors, including organizational (organizational privacy climate, business and legal contexts), professional (privacy knowledge) and personal (personal perceived privacy).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages135-138
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346887
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Feb 2017
Event2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017 - Portland, United States
Duration: 25 Feb 20171 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Conference

Conference2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland
Period25/02/171/03/17

Keywords

  • Decision-making processes
  • Information systems developers
  • Organizational climate
  • Privacy

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