[Wg-infosharing] Attitudes towards use of personal information online : Qualitative research report

Iain Henderson iain.henderson at mydex.org
Mon Nov 2 05:11:54 EST 2009

Very useful thanks Richard.



On 29 Oct 2009, at 06:37, Richard Foxworthy wrote:

> Hi all,
> A recent report from the Australian Communications and Media  
> Authority may be of interest to some of you - presents qualitative  
> research into Australian attitudes and behaviours around personal  
> information online.
> http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/main/lib310665/attitudes_towards_use_of_personal_info.pdf
> In summary:
> 	• There is some degree of passivity and acceptance that breaches of  
> privacy will inevitably occur as people engage in broader spectrum  
> of online activities.
> 	• There is relatively high confidence in understandiong of the  
> risks and ablilty to mitigate these
> 	• There are several areas identified where risk perception and  
> mitigation is poor
> 		• EULAs
> 		• Location aware browsers and devices
> 		• bluetooth
> 		• biometrics poorly understood and little used
> Cheers,
> Richard
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Iain Henderson
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