Privacy Norms and Preferences for Photos Posted Online
We are surrounded by digital images of personal lives posted online. Changes in information and communications technology have enabled widespread sharing of personal photos, increasing access to aspects of private life previously less observable. Most studies of privacy online explore differences in individual privacy preferences. Here we examine privacy perceptions of online photos considering both social norms, collectively-shared expectations of privacy and individual preferences. We conducted an online factorial vignette study on Amazon's Mechanical Turk (n = 279). Our findings show that people share common expectations about the privacy of online images, and these privacy norms are socially contingent and multidimensional. Use of digital technologies to share personal photos is influenced by social context as well as individual preferences, while such sharing can affect the social meaning of privacy.
Hoyle, Roberto, Luke Stark, Qatrunnada Ismail, et al. 2020. "Privacy Norms and Preferences for Photos Posted Online." ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 27(4): 30.
Association for Computing Machinery
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
Privacy, Image sharing, Contextual integrity, Factoral survey, Internet users, Age, Technology, Context, Models