Internet users need a cyber security mindset, argues William H. Dutton. This paper seeks to explain the concept of a security ‘mindset’ and its social significance.
Research articles on Privacy & Security
This paper provides qualitative analysis of Google’s and Microsoft’s policies and examines case studies to enhance understanding about the privacy role of information intermediaries in self-regulatory arrangements.
Focusing on different democratic ways of negotiating online privacy the authors identify several governance modes, including the currently prevailing protectionist mode.
Internet governance bodies agree that improving online security is important, but disagree on what a more secure internet would look like.
How has policy reacted to the post-Snowden surveillance discourse in the UK? This paper identifies eight dynamics.
How does the (dis)empowering surveillance practice of social sorting using big data impact on the notion of borders in Europe?
Consumer protection law can assist EU data protection law in empowering data subjects whose rights are challenged by big data.
Hacktivists 1.0 were Anonymous mask wearing outsiders. Subsequent generations are made up of insiders who use privacy enhancing technologies to hide their identities, to keep power under control or to disengage.
The 'Facebook online social experiment' has caused much controversy. Researchers Cornelius Puschmann and Engin Bozdag review the debate around research ethics and come to the conclusion that "benefits for science should be balanced with possible hazards that may be caused by experiments, rather than precluding that such benefits outweigh the gains
A new Danish study calls into question a cornerstone of the data protection regime in Europe: user consent. This article discusses the findings in light of the concept of 'privacy as a human right'.