Draft, 1/2/2014

INF 295: Privacy in Electronic Environments

Instructor: Alfred Kobsa
(email: <last name> @ uci.edu)


Disclaimer: These are guidelines are intended to help students plan their work in this class. However, the instructor does reserve the right to make changes if needed.

General Educational Aims: This class is concerned with "user aspects" of privacy in electronic environments, specifically web sites and mobile computing. It will focus on empirically determined factors that influence individuals' privacy-related decisions and actions (e.g., one's willingness to disclose personal data to websites), and on current approaches to help users safeguard their privacy online. We will study research articles from different disciplines, such as information systems, human-computer interaction, marketing research, public policy, law, and the information and computer sciences.

Requirements: Graduate level, or permission of instructor. The course is very research-oriented.

Format: Students will read and discuss research papers, write position statements about the readings, and conduct a small research project.

Time and Location:   Mon & Wed 11am-12:20pm, SSTR 102

Grading:    Presentations 40%       
                   Research proposal 50%
                   active in-class participation 10%

Efficient reading: see here
            Note that the amount of readings in this class will be extensive
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Students with Disabilities: see here

Adding/Dropping:  in accordance with ICS policies

Course Evaluation: Midterm feedback form and final course evaluation

Office hours: After class, or Wed 10-11am in Bren Hall Rm 5092 (contact me in class or send email beforehand)


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