Privacy concerns arising from internet service personalization filters

Koene, Ansgar, Perez, Elvira, Carter, Christopher J., Statache, Ramona, Adolphs, Svenja, O’Malley, Claire, Rodden, Tom and McAuley, Derek (2015) Privacy concerns arising from internet service personalization filters. Computers and Society, 45 (3). pp. 167-171. ISSN 0095-2737

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Personal service customization, or personalization, is one of the core tools that are being used by on-line providers of information services such as search engines, social media, news sites and product recommender systems to optimize the individual user experience in hopes of attracting and keeping users. In this paper we will examine the user profile models that are used to achieve this information personalization. From a citizen centric perspective, our concerns focus on the degree of privacy intrusion that is implicitly required to determine the parameter settings of the information filter profile and the ethical implications of the personal behavior predicting properties of the user model itself.

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Additional Information: © ACM, 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society - Special Issue on Ethicomp Homepage archive Volume 45 Issue 3, September 2015 Pages 167-171
Keywords: Personalization; Behavior profiles; Information filtering; position paper
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Koene, Ansgar
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 11:34
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:17

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