Let’s agree to differ: varying interpretations of online privacy policies

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dc.contributor.author McRobb, Steve en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T13:33:40Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T13:33:40Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-01 en
dc.identifier.citation McRobb, S.R. (2006) Let’s agree to differ: varying interpretations of online privacy policies. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 4(4), pp. 215-228.
dc.identifier.issn 1477-996X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/225
dc.description Trust is a key factor for many aspects of life online, and for this reason many organisations publish a privacy policy statement. Previous research has shown that these display a range of shortcomings, but it has generally been assumed that readers can understand a well-written policy statement. This paper reports on an empirical study in which University students interpreted the provisions of selected privacy policies. The results reveal surprisingly little agreement. This has significant implications for organisations and their online clients. The findings demonstrate that we really understand little about how people interpret privacy statements on websites. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Troubadour Publishing en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 23 Computer Science and Informatics
dc.title Let’s agree to differ: varying interpretations of online privacy policies en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility


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