Who is concerned about what? A atudy of American, Chinese and Indian users' privacy concerns on social network sites (Short paper)

Yang Wang, Gregory Norice, Lorrie Faith Cranor

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Abstract

We present a study that investigates American, Chinese, and Indian social networking site (SNS) users' privacy attitudes and practices. We conducted an online survey of users of three popular SNSs in these countries. Based on 924 valid responses from the three countries, we found that generally American respondents were the most privacy concerned, followed by the Chinese and Indians. However, the US sample exhibited the lowest level of desire to restrict the visibility of their SNS information to certain people (e.g., co-workers). The Chinese respondents showed significantly higher concerns about identity issues on SNS such as fake names and impersonation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrust and Trustworthy Computing - 4th International Conference, TRUST 2011, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages146-153
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642215988
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6740 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Privacy
  • Social Networking Site
  • Survey
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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