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Researchers to Create a Privacy Dictionary

PRIVACY

September 15, 2010

Researchers at four universities in the UK are working to create an automated privacy dictionary to assist researchers studying privacy. Disputes on what criteria belong to the concept of "privacy" have hampered research thus far, according to the paper's abstract. "The lack of a clear definition or consensus on privacy, along with the need to avoid priming questions, suggests that without methodological tools that help capture a nuanced and broad perspective on privacy, privacy-related content may end up being ignored in favor of more easily coded themes," the report states.
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