Victim Privacy in Crowdsourcing Based Public Safety Reporting: A Case Study of LiveSafe

Authors: 

Huichuan Xia, Yun Huang, and Yang Wang, Syracuse University

Abstract: 

Prior works in criminology have studied victims' privacy protection in extreme cases such as rape, but little is known about victims' privacy concerns and experiences in less severe incidents. Also, little has studied on privacy issues in crowdsourcing based reporting systems. In this paper, we conducted a case study with LiveSafe which is a popular crowdsourcing based safety reporting system. We reported our initial interview results with several victim students about their privacy concerns and experiences, and then we discussed about how to protect victim privacy as well as some special challenges to achieve it. To the best of our knowledge, this work is pioneering in this research field.

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BibTeX
@inproceedings {205679,
title = {Victim Privacy in Crowdsourcing Based Public Safety Reporting: A Case Study of LiveSafe},
booktitle = {Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security ({SOUPS} 2017)},
year = {2017},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/soups2017/workshop-program/wips2017/xia},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = jul,
}