Fb pronounces winners of the Individuals’s Expectations and Experiences with Digital Privateness analysis awards

Facebook is committed to respecting people’s privacy in our products, policies, and services. We serve a diverse global user community and need to understand the unique privacy needs of people around the world. This is why we launched a call for research in August to expand and deepen our collective knowledge of global expectations and experiences related to data protection. After a thorough screening process, we have selected the following as recipients of these awards.
SHOW RFP “I am thrilled with the quality of the proposed work we received on our last funding opportunity on user expectations and experiences with privacy,” says the head of Facebook privacy research Liz Keneski. “I look forward to the results of these carefully selected funded studies. I anticipate these projects will have an impact on inclusive privacy on Facebook and across the tech industry, including vulnerable populations in the various communities in which we operate – and the way we meet privacy expectations Measure and understand people reliably. “

We looked for applications from all social science and technical disciplines, with a particular interest in (1) improving the understanding of users’ attitudes, concerns, likes, preferences, needs, behaviors and outcomes, and (2) novel measures for digital transparency and control are important for different populations, contexts and data types.

“We received an impressive 147 suggestions from 34 countries and 120 universities,” he says Sharon Ayalde, Manager of the Facebook research program. “This was our first year of offering funding opportunities in privacy research. We look forward to continuing these efforts through 2021 and increasing our collaboration with key experts worldwide. “

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a proposal and congratulations to the winners. The recipients of our two previous privacy research award opportunities were announced in May.

Research Prize Winner

The lead investigators are listed first unless otherwise noted.

Providing visual interventions for users with different digital skills
Xinru Page (Brigham Young University), Brian Smith (Brigham Young University), Mainack Mondal (India Institute of Technology, Kharagpur), Norman Makoto Su (Indiana University Bloomington)

Supporting parents with limited resources in data protection education for young people on social media
Natalie Bazarova, Dan Cosley, Ellen Wenting Zou, Leslie Park and Martha Brandt (Cornell University)

Assistance in managing privacy settings using social influences
Jason Hong, Laura Dabbish (Carnegie Mellon University)

Measurement of privacy in cultural, political and expressive contexts
Dmitry Epstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Aysenur Dal (Bilkent University), Elizabeth Stoycheff (Wayne State University), Erik Nisbet (Northwestern University), Kelly Quinn (University of Illinois Chicago), Olga Kamenchuk (Northwestern University), Thorsten Faas (Free University Berlin)

Data Protection Personalities in the MENA Region: A Comprehensive Analysis of 21 Countries
Bernard J. Jansen (Hamad Bin Khalifa University), Joni Salminen (Qatar Computing Research Institute), Justin D. Martin (Northwestern University in Qatar), Kareem Darwish (Qatar Computing Research Institute), Lene Nielsen (IT University Copenhagen), Soon – gyo Jung (Qatar Computing Research Institute), Yin (David) Yang (Hamad Bin Khalifa University)


Bridging the urban-rural gap in digital privacy autonomy for older adults
Kaileigh Byrne, Bart Knijnenburg (Clemson University)

Digital Afterlife and Displaced People: Challenges and Practices Among Rohingyas
Faheem Hussain, Md. Arifur Rahman (Arizona State University)

Attitudes and misperceptions about digital data protection among important stakeholders
Joseph Turow Yphtach Lelkes (University of Pennsylvania)

Digital privacy in a networked world – children’s awareness and expectations
Serdar Abaci (University of Edinburgh)

Digital data protection rights and government data collection during COVID-19
Ariadne Vromen, Francesco Bailo and Kimberlee Weatherall (Australian National University)

Declaration of consent: Conditions for effective consent in data protection messages
Glenna Read, Jonathan Peters (University of Georgia)

Administration of your personal “database”
Aija E. Leiponen, Joy Z. Wu (Cornell University)

Data protection design for vulnerable and digitally poorly educated population groups
Maryam Mustafa, Mobin Javed (Lahore University of Management Science)

Understand popular theories of privacy
Jeff Hancock, Xun “Sunny” Liu (Stanford University)

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