In whose best interest? Exploring the real, potential, and imagined ethical concerns in privacy-focused agenda

Pamela Wisniewski, Jessica Vitak, Xinru Page, Bart Knijnenburg, Yang Wang, Casey Fiesler

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Through a series of ACM SIGCHI workshops, we have built a research community of individuals dedicated to networked privacy - from identifying the key challenges to designing privacy solutions and setting a privacyfocused agenda for the future. In this workshop, we take an intentional pause to unpack the potential ethical questions and concerns this agenda might raise. Rather than strictly focusing on privacy as a state that is always desired - where more privacy is viewed unequivocally as "better" - we consider situations where privacy may not be optimal for researchers, end users, or society. We discuss the current research landscape, including the recent updates to the ACM's Code of Ethics, and how researchers and designers can make more informed decisions regarding ethics, privacy, and other competing values in privacy-related research and designs. Our workshop includes group discussions, breakout activities, and a panel of experts with diverse insights discussing topics related to privacy and ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages377-382
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346887
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2017
Event2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017 - Portland, United States
Duration: Feb 25 2017Mar 1 2017

Publication series

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

Other

Other2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/25/173/1/17

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • Information disclosure
  • Privacy
  • Research design
  • Security
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Wisniewski, P., Vitak, J., Page, X., Knijnenburg, B., Wang, Y., & Fiesler, C. (2017). In whose best interest? Exploring the real, potential, and imagined ethical concerns in privacy-focused agenda. In CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 377-382). (CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3022198.3022660