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Short Paper: Initial Recommendations for the Design of Privacy Management Tools for Smartphones

Carelli, Alessandro; Sinclair, Matt; Southee, Darren


Alessandro Carelli

Darren Southee


The continuing rise in the popularity of smartphones has led to an accompanying rise in the exposure of users to privacy threats as in the case of unintended leakage of personal information from apps. To improve transparency and the ability of users to control data leakage, the design of privacy-enhancing tools aimed at reducing the burden of informed privacy-decisions should be grounded upon users’ tacit needs and preferences. To this end, the present study explores users’ personal perception and concerns toward privacy and their expectations. Initial recommendations include: (1) consideration of the preferences of users for preserving functionalities of their apps, informing users about both (2) the real benefits and actual possibility of using privacy management tools and (3) suspected applications’ data collection behaviours in a way that matches their real concerns and values.


Carelli, A., Sinclair, M., & Southee, D. (2019). Short Paper: Initial Recommendations for the Design of Privacy Management Tools for Smartphones. In Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 (486-496).

Conference Name IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Conference Location Paphos, Cyprus
Start Date Sep 2, 2019
End Date Sep 6, 2019
Online Publication Date Aug 25, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Dec 5, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 5, 2022
Publisher Springer
Pages 486-496
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 11748
Series ISSN 1611-3349
Book Title Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019
ISBN 978-3-030-29386-4
Keywords privacy; human-centred design; smartphones; privacy-enhancing technology; user experience
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