CUPS - CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory - Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Usable Privacy Choices Research

We are conducting research on ways to make privacy choices easier for consumers to find and exercise. See also our work with the Usable Privacy Policy Project.

News

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The California AG’s proposed opt-out button (top) and our user-tested alternative (bottom).

Research papers

Hana Habib, Sarah Pearman, Jiamin Wang, Yixin Zou, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Norman Sadeh, and Florian Schaub. "It’s a scavenger hunt": Usability of Websites' Opt-Out and Data Deletion Choices. CHI 2020.

Lorrie Faith Cranor, Hana Habib, Yixin Zou, Alessandro Acquisti, Joel Reidenberg, Norman Sadeh, Florian Schaub. User Testing of the Proposed CCPA Do-Not-Sell Icon. Submitted to the California Office of the Attorney General, February 24, 2020.

Lorrie Faith Cranor, Hana Habib, Yixin Zou, Alessandro Acquisti, Joel Reidenberg, Norman Sadeh, Florian Schaub. Design and Evaluation of a Usable Icon and Tagline to Signal an Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information as Required by CCPA. Submitted to the California Office of the Attorney General, February 4, 2020.

Florian Schaub and Lorrie Faith Cranor. Usable and Useful Privacy Interfaces. In Travis D. Breaux, ed. An Introduction to Privacy for Technology Professionals. IAPP 2020. pp. 175-235.

Hana Habib, Sarah Pearman, Jiamn Wang, Yixin Zou, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Norman Sadeh, Florian Schaub. "It's a scavenger hunt": Usability of Websites' Opt-out and Data Deletion Choices. CHI2020. Forthcoming.

Hana Habib, Yixin Zou, Aditi Jannu, Neha Sridhar, Chelse Swoopes, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Norman Sadeh, and Florian Schaub. An Empirical Analysis of Data Deletion and Opt-Out Choices on 150 Websites. SOUPS 2019.

People:

  • Lorrie Cranor, Director of CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies, FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering & Public Policy​, ​Carnegie Mellon University

  • Hana Habib​, PhD Candidate, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yixin Zou​, PhD Candidate, School of Information, University of Michigan
  • Alessandro Acquisti​, Professor of Information Technology & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Joel Reidenberg​, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
  • Norman Sadeh​, Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director Privacy Engineering Program, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Florian Schaub​, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan

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