Perceived infringements of privacy can cause users to reject potentially
useful technology. This problem has, until now, mainly been dealt with by
offering users mechanisms to protect their information through passwords and
encryption. Recent research, however, has revealed the limitations of such
technical mechanisms for addressing what is, ultimately, a social problem.
The aim of the research presented in this seminar is to identify the impact
that users' perception of privacy has on their attitude to, and behaviour
within, multimedia communication environments. Quantitative and qualitative
data obtained from users of a number of multimedia communication systems have
helped us to identify a number of factors which impact users' perception, and
how they may influence user attitude and behaviour. These finding provide
pointers for future technical developments, as well as (organisational)
policies required to prevent invasions of privacy.
Following are the Multicast Addresses which will be used. Alternatively,
select the advertised Sdr session entitled "PIPVIC (Private)" to initialise the tools
on the correct addresses..
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