This workshop is the fourth in a series of events looking at trends and insights emerging from the OII's OxIS surveys. The workshop will focus on changes in the attitudes of Britons toward trust, privacy and regulation in the online world.

This workshop is the fourth in a series of events looking at trends and insights emerging from the OII’s OxIS surveys. The workshop will focus on changes in the attitudes of Britons toward trust and privacy in the online world. Key topics to be covered include:

  • Have levels of trust online declined? What factors account for trust in the Internet?

  • Do people in the UK see their privacy at greater risk online? What individuals or groups are most concerned over their privacy online? How are risks to privacy related to the perception of other online risks?

The workshop will incorporate brief presentations of new research findings anchored in trends emerging from the OxIS surveys conducted since 2003. Presentations will be led by senior OII academics and include analysis of policy-relevant survey data and moderated discussion. Ofcom’s research team will also present key findings of its own work in these same areas to help identify areas of convergence and areas in which more information is needed to discern underlying trends.

About the speakers

  • Professor William H. Dutton

    Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute
  • Dr Grant Blank

    Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute
  • Dr Alison Preston

    Affiliation: Ofcom

    Dr Alison Preston is a senior research associate at Ofcom, with responsibility for the Media Literacy audience research programme. She has been at Ofcom since 2003, and was formerly a research consultant in London and in Glasgow, focusing on broadcasting industry and digital media development. Her doctorate, on the development of the UK TV news industry, is from the University of Stirling.

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