Eran Toch, Norman Sadeh, and Jason Hong


ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)


Work in Progress


Default privacy policies have a significant impact on the overall dynamics and success of online social networks, as users tend to keep their initial privacy policies. In this work-in-progress, we present a new method for suggesting privacy policies for new users by exploring knowledge of existing policies. The defaults generation process performs a collaborative analysis of the policies, finding personalized and representative suggestions. We show how the process can be extended to a wide range of domains, and present results based on 543 privacy policies obtained from a live location-based social network. Finally, we present a user interaction model that lets the user retain control over the default policies, allowing the user to make knowledgeable decisions regarding which default policy to take.