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The Routledge Handbook of Privacy and Social Media

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ISBN 9781032111612
June 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
464 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides the basis for contemporary privacy and social media research and informs global as well as local initiatives to address issues related to social media privacy through research, policymaking, and education.

Renowned scholars in the fields of communication, psychology, philosophy, informatics, and law look back on the last decade of privacy research and project how the topic will develop in the next decade. The text begins with an overview of key scholarship in online privacy, expands to focus on influential factors shaping privacy perceptions and behaviors—such as culture, gender, and trust—and continues with specific examinations of concerns around vulnerable populations such as children and older adults. It then looks at how privacy is managed and the implications of interacting with artificial intelligence, concluding by discussing feasible solutions to some of the more pressing questions surrounding online privacy.

This handbook will be a valuable resource for advanced students, scholars, and policymakers in the fields of communication studies, digital media studies, psychology, and computer science.

Table of Contents


Sabine Trepte & Philipp K. Masur

What is Privacy

Zizi Papacharissi

Part 1: Perspectives on Social Media Privacy

  1. Definitions of Privacy
  2. Sabine Trepte & Philipp K. Masur

  3. Individualistic Privacy Theories
  4. Natalie N. Bazarova & Pengfei Zhao

  5. Privacy Theory – Social, Networked, Relational, Collective
  6. Sabine Trepte

  7. Institutional Perspectives on Privacy
  8. Elizabeth Stoycheff

  9. Group Privacy
  10. Gwen Petro & Miriam Metzger

  11. The Power of Person-Environment Interactions: A Situational Perspective on Privacy in Social Media
  12. Philipp K. Masur

  13. Privacy Calculus: Theory, Studies, and New Perspectives
  14. Tobias Dienlin

  15. Online Privacy Cues and Heuristics
  16. Mengqi Liao, S. Shyam Sundar & Mary Beth Rosson

    Part 2: Factors Shaping Social Media Privacy

  17. Social Media Affordances and Privacy
  18. Jeffrey W. Treem, Ward van Zoonen & Anu Sivunen

  19. Privacy and Trust
  20. Yannic Meier & Nadine Bol

  21. Protecting the Self Online: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges in Studying Social Media Privacy Literacy
  22. Philipp K. Masur, Thilo Hagendorff, & Sabine Trepte

  23. Privacy Breaches
  24. Jana Dombrowski

  25. Privacy Cynicism: Resignation in the Face of Agency Constraints
  26. Giulia Ranzini, Christoph Lutz & Christian Pieter Hoffmann

  27. Intercultural Privacy
  28. Hichang Cho & Yao Li

  29. Privacy and Gender
  30. Regine Frener


    Part 3: Populations and Their Social Media Privacy

  31. The Translucent Family: Sharenting and Privacy Negotiations between Children and Parents
  32. Michel Walrave

  33. An Intimate Relation: Adolescent Development, Self-disclosure and Privacy
  34. Michel Walrave

  35. Privacy in later life
  36. Kelly Quinn

  37. Toward a better understanding of minorities’ privacy in social media
  38. Ralf De Wolf & Tom De Leyn

  39. Inequalities and privacy in the context of social media
  40. Matías Dodel


    Part 4: Algorithms and Privacy

  41. Privacy in Interactions with Machines and Intelligent Systems
  42. Nicole C. Krämer & Jessica M. Szczuka

  43. Social Credit System and Privacy
  44. Mo Chen, Severin Engelmann & Jens Grossklags

  45. Microtargeting, privacy and the need for regulating algorithms
  46. Tom Dobber

  47. Health Data and Privacy
  48. Johanna Börsting


    Part 5: Solutions to Preserve Social Media Privacy

  49. Nudges (and Deceptive Patterns) for Privacy: Six Years Later
  50. Alessandro Acquisti et al.

  51. Communicating Information Security
  52. Spyros Kokolakis & Aggeliki Tsohou

  53. From Procedural Rights to Political Economy: New Horizons for Regulating Online Privacy
  54. Daniel Susser

  55. Regulating Privacy on Online Social Networks
  56. Johannes Eichenhofer & Christoph Guys

  57. Consumer Privacy and Data Protection in the EU
  58. Felix Bieker & Marit Hansen

  59. The Role of Participants in Online Privacy Research: Ethical and Practical Considerations

Johannes Breuer, Katrin Weller & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda

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Sabine Trepte is a full professor of Media Psychology in the Department of Communication at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.

Philipp K. Masur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.