TrustCom 2014, Beijing, China | Picture by Peter23
We recently presented our initial work on developing quantitative models of privacy risk and social benefit at TrustCom 2014 in China. The work was undertaken by Mu Yang, a post-doctoral researcher on the Adaptive Security and Privacy project. The paper was recognised as the Best Paper at the conference, being judged against 73 papers presented at the conference
The models presented in the paper could be used to optimise the audience for online social networking postings and we are currently developing a field experiment to evaluate the approach we are proposing. You can find the paper at the link below:
Yang, Mu; Yu, Yijun; Bandara, Arosha and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2014). Adaptive sharing for online social networks: a trade-off between privacy risk and social benefit. In: 13th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-14), 24-26 September 2014, Beijing, China.
Link to paper: http://oro.open.ac.uk/40549/.