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Electronic Footprints in the Sand: Technologies for Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors

Emms, Martin, Arief, Budi, van Moorsel, Aad (2014) Electronic Footprints in the Sand: Technologies for Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors. In: Preneel, Bart and Ikonomou, Demosthenes, eds. APF 2012: Privacy Technologies and Policy. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . pp. 203-214. Springer Berlin Heidelberg ISBN 978-3-642-54068-4. E-ISBN 978-3-642-54069-1. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54069-1_13) (KAR id:54150)


With the rapid growth and spread of Internet-based social support systems, the impact that these systems can make to society – be it good or bad – has become more significant and can make a real difference to people’s lives. As such, various aspects of these systems need to be carefully investigated and analysed, including their security/privacy issues. In this paper, we present our work in designing and implementing various technological features that can be used to assist domestic violence survivors in obtaining help without leaving traces which might lead to further violence from their abuser. This case study serves as the core of our paper, in which we outline our approach, various de- sign considerations – including difficulties in keeping browsing history private, our currently implemented solutions (single use URL, targeted history sanitita- tion agent, and secret graphical gateway), as well as novel ideas for future work (including location-based service advertising and deployment in the wild).

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-642-54069-1_13
Uncontrolled keywords: Privacy; confidentiality; practical security; browsing history; social inclusion; survivors; domestic violence; intimate partner cyber stalking; support groups; system implementation; work in progress
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 09:44 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 00:30 UTC
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