Cooperative privacy and security: Learning from people with visual impairments and their allies

Jordan Hayes, Smirity Kaushik, Charlotte Emily Price, Yang Wang

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Abstract

To better inform privacy/security designs for people with disabilities, we “shadowed” people with visual impairments and their allies (e.g., friends, family members, and professional helpers) for two days followed by an exit interview. Our study results provide rich and nuanced accounts of how people with visual impairments enact their privacy/security in daily life, influenced by both their interactions with their allies and multiple (marginalized) dimensions of their identities such as different disabilities. We also found that people with visual impairments often work closely with their allies to protect their privacy and security in a cooperative manner. However, they were also thoughtful about who they would ask for help in part due to privacy reasons, even if they are trustworthy family members. We discuss ideas for future research and design, particularly a need for designing mechanisms or tools that facilitate cooperative privacy management (e.g., between people with visual impairments and their allies).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2019
PublisherUSENIX Association
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781939133052
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2019 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2019Aug 13 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2019

Conference

Conference15th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara
Period8/12/198/13/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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