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Workshop 1a: Conceptualizing the Future of Information Privacy Research
8:30am - 10:00am
Conceptualizing the Future of Information Privacy Research
J. Vitak, M. Zimmer, P. Wu
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have created innumerable opportunities for connecting people, simplifying complex tasks, and developing ecosystems of tools for our homes and workplaces. At the same time, they create new threats to the privacy of individuals, groups, and organizations due to the collection, sharing, and analysis practices that companies employ on user-generated data. iSchools are especially well-positioned to address these challenges because of our interdisciplinary expertise in sociotechnical spaces. In this workshop, we will work with participants to identify and define key domains where iSchool researchers can contribute to our understanding of information over the next 10 years. Topics of interest include research with marginalized groups; ethical issues with privacy research; bridging research, policy, and design; and expanding research on networked or group-managed privacy. Workshop goals include mapping these topic areas, connecting and networking with privacy researchers in the global iSchool community, writing a public statement on the state and future of information privacy research, and launching a call for a special issue of JASIST on this topic.