Sharing is caring, or callous?

Yu Pu, Jens Grossklags

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The practice of third-party applications (social apps) on social networks sites (SNSs) to collect information about users’ friends has raised awareness of the problem known as interdependent privacy. Although studies have quantified the value which app users place on their friends’ personal information, i.e., interdependent privacy value, few have investigated factors that affect the valuation of interdependent privacy. In particular, research indicates that social capital, which is an immaterial resource that can yield positive social outcomes, plays an important role in individuals’ decision-making. Motivated by these works, we study the complex and yet undetermined relationship between interdependent privacy value and social capital. In addition, in order to gain a thorough understanding of interdependent privacy valuation, our study also examines its relationships with factors such as app data collection context (i.e., whether or not data collection is relevant to app performance), individuals’ number of friends within SNSs, and demographics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCryptology and Network Security - 15th International Conference, CANS 2016, Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe Persiano, Sara Foresti
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319489643
StatePublished - 2016
Event15th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security, CANS 2016 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Nov 14 2016Nov 16 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10052 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other15th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security, CANS 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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