Blogs, Wikipedia and social networks have lowered the barriers for publishing user-generated content. This can lead to conflicts if the right to informal self-determination or copyright is infringed upon. Researchers at the Hans-Bredow-Institut have analysed the factors that influence the uploading of a picture to Facebook in a pilot study. The study is carried out in collaboration with researchers from the Humboldt-Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft [The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society] (HIIG) and colleagues from the University of Haifa. Their focus lies on the interaction between law, contracts, code – in other words, the elements of hard- and software that influence behaviour – as well as social norms. By using data from content analyses and online questionnaires, the researchers found out that “privacy management” works differently in Germany and Israel. Furthermore, the norms that influence Facebook users when managing their privacy settings were able to be determined.
RP2 - Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Digital Communication
Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
Haifa Center for Law & Technology, Facultyof Law, University of Haifa: Prof. Dr. NivaElkin-Koren, Prof. Gustavo Mesch, Dr. Tal Zarsky, Rotem Medzini