Lifelogging user study: bystander privacy

Soumyadeb Chowdhury, Md Sadek Ferdous, Joemon M. Jose

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


Automatically and passively taking pictures (using lifelogging devices such as wearable cameras) of people who don’t know they’re having their picture taken raises a number of privacy concerns (from a bystander’s perspective). We conducted a study focussing on the bystanders’ concerns to the presence of augmented reality wearable devices in two contexts (one formal and one informal). The results suggests the need to embed privacy enhancing techniques into the design of lifelogging applications, which are likely to depend upon an array of factors, but not limited to the context of use, scenario (and surroundings), and content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of British HCI 2016 Conference Fusion, Bournemouth, UK
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2016
Event30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference - Bournemouth University, Poole
Duration: 11 Jul 201615 Jul 2016


Conference30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference
Abbreviated titleHCI 2016 - Fusion!

Bibliographical note

© Chowdhury et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd.

Funding: ESRC (ES/L011921/1).


  • lifelogging
  • wearable camera
  • user study
  • privacy
  • bystander
  • privacy by design


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