Author(s): Katharina Krombholz, Adrian Dabrowski, Matthew Smith, Edgar Weippl

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Date: 26 Feb 2017

Document Type: Reports

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2017


We explore how privacy preferences can be communicated towards disruptive cameras in privacy-sensitive spaces such as public beaches, where users are constrained in what technology they can carry and use. In order to get an informed consent between photographers and bystanders, we designed three conceptual privacy-mediating technologies: a smartphone app, a privacy-bracelet and a clothing-based approach. We then conducted 20 qualitative interviews to study peoples    privacy feelings towards disruptive cameras at a beach and in a cafe and their attitudes towards our approaches. We found that there is high demand for such tools irrespective of location and that a dedicated privacy device was preferred by most of the participants