Networked privacy is a complex concept; it is connected with notions of identity, seclusion and autonomy; and age, gender, education, and culture shape individuals’ online privacy concerns. Privacy also goes beyond what people share via social media and the privacy settings on their profile. It involves management of interpersonal boundaries to prevent unintended sharing and undesired engagement.
It is difficult to find the optimal balance between offering a standard design solution and taking individual differences into account. In this interactive panel discussion, expert privacy researchers from academia and industry will discuss how privacy is conceptualized, enacted, and applied in practice and research. They will explain the unique privacy needs and expectations of a wide range of users. They will discuss unique challenges that researchers face when studying privacy, the differences between studying privacy conceptually and for specific products, and how goals when studying privacy differ from traditional UX testing goals.