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Cybertrust: The tension between privacy and security in an e-society

Cybertrust: The tension between privacy and security in an e-society

Overview

Perceptions of trust in online activities are significant factors influencing the kinds and extents of Internet use and interactions: this work draws on Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) data to explore and refine key social determinants of cybertrust.

This work argues that an appropriate framework that balances consumer and citizen protection with the free flow of traffic on e-networks involves many interrelated uncertainties: economic, psychological, institutional, technical and legal. Unravelling and gaining a better understanding of these requires social and economic research with a broad perception of the co-evolutionary nature of human, organisational and technological systems.

Key Information

Project dates:
July 2002 - December 2006

All Publications

Articles

Chapters

  • Dutton, W.H. and Shepherd, A. (2005) Confidence and Risk on the Internet. In: R.Mansell and B.S.Collins (eds) Trust and Crime in Information Societies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 207-244.

Working papers

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