While online social networks (OSNs) allow users to selectively share content as well as limit access to information within users' own virtual spaces, unfortunately there is little or no control on other-generated content. The full study explores an interdependent privacy regarding other-generated disclosures on OSNs from insiders' perspectives (the 'discloser' and the 'disclosed'), based upon their lived experiences. An online survey was used to recruit suitable participants who meet the purposive sampling criteria. This paper presents some preliminary findings from a current study, based on an online survey. The online survey result reveals a likelihood of activities associated with other-generated disclosure. This study makes a contribution to the scant literature on OSN interdependent privacy as well as draws attention to tackle these privacy issues in order to discover effective detection mechanisms towards practical solutions in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology and intimacy: choice or coercion
Subtitle of host publication12th IFIP TC 9 International conference on human choice and computers, HCC12 2016 2016, Salford, UK, September 7-9, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsDavid Kreps, Gordon Fletcher, Marie Griffiths
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319448053
ISBN (Print)9783319448046
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers: HCC12 2016 - MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 07 Sept 201609 Sept 2016
http://hcc12.net/index.html (Conference website)


Conference12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers
Abbreviated titleTechnology and intimacy: Choice or coercion?
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • LP130100808


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