Usable Privacy and Security for New Media Environments

Project Leader Project Co-leader
Robert Biddle
Carleton University
Jacquelyn Burkell
University of Western Ontario

Principles of “usable” privacy and security refine human-computer interaction (HCI) principles, especially for security needs, and can improve design for privacy and security. These are augmented by social science research on “networked individualism” that charts how online behaviour resembles understood social patterns. 

Research that takes advantage and account of the reach and distribution of online worlds, can identify, articulate, and inform the legal perspectives on privacy and new media environments, especially the movement advocating “privacy by design” that embeds privacy and related security considerations directly into the design process. 

PRIVNM will support privacy and security in new media environments by leveraging social science research and exploring new designs and legal perspectives.