We can infer user privacy preferences and expectations by observing how people use existing product features. An analysis of how users employ anonymity features on Quora, a question-and-answer site, shows that the range of topics they consider sensitive is much broader than what service providers or regulators typically deem sensitive. A data-driven approach can help online services improve their products by developing features that let users express and exercise privacy preferences more effectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- data analysis
- Web technologies