Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security

Seminar: Privacy and uncertainty


Basic Information
Type of Lecture: Seminar
Course: Master
Hours/Week: 2
Credit Points: 6
Language: English
Term: Summer 2016
Lecturers: Dr. Jetzabel Maritza Serna-Olvera
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Content of the Course


One of the challenges that users face when deciding about their privacy limits is the uncertainty they feel. They are uncertain to what degree and what magnitude of audience they should share their information. This uncertainty arises partly due to lack of accumulated contextual knowledge relevant to the kind and amount of information and the audience, and partly due to the fact that users are not supported with pertinent information that can help them for decision at the given context. This project aims at studying the background problem about uncertainty  challenges in privacy decision making
          • Interest in privacy and behavioural research
          • Diligence for performing literature reviews
          • Dedication and willingness to perform survey/interview


Important dates for the seminar:

          • Kickoff Workshop (assignment of topics): 19.04.2016 10:00-12:00 RuW 2.202
          • Presentation of seminar papers: 06.06.2016 - 10.06.2016 10:00 - 17:00 RuW 2.202


We will put up the registration for on
To guaranty the quality work, the number of participants is limited to 25 and the first come - first served policy will be applied.
In the first session on 19th of April 2016 you can register for the examination by signing in a list. By not signing the list or not appearing to the first session you withdraw from your course registration and loose the right to participate in the seminar. Once you signed the registration list you have no opportunity of withdrawal anymore

Maximum participants:
The participants will be graded based on their 20-min presentation (40%) and their final report (60%) of approximately 25 pages.