Privacy considerations when designing social network systems to support successful ageing

Andrew R. McNeill, Lynne Coventry, Jake Pywell, Pam Briggs

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Abstract

A number of interventions exist to support older adults in ageing well and these typically involve support for an active and sociable ageing process. We set out to examine the privacy implications of an intervention that would monitor mobility and share lifestyle and health data with a community of trusted others. We took a privacy-by-design approach to the system in the early stages of its development, working with older adults to firstly understand their networks of trust and secondly understand their privacy concerns should information be exchanged across that network. We used a Johari Windows framework in the thematic analysis of our data, concluding that the social sharing of information in later life carried significant risk. Our participants worried about the social signaling associated with data sharing and were cautious about a system that had the potential to disrupt established networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '17
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages6425-6437
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Explore, Innovate, Inspire - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017
Conference number: 35th
https://chi2017.acm.org/index.html

Conference

Conference35th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Trust
  • Social networks
  • Health
  • Older adults
  • Privacy

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