1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Privacy and Social Media

Edited By Sabine Trepte, Philipp Masur Copyright 2023
    348 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 22 and Chapter 30 of this book are freely available as downloadable Open Access PDFs at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.


    Sabine Trepte & Philipp K. Masur

    What Is Privacy

    Zizi Papacharissi

    Part 1: Perspectives on Social Media Privacy

    1. Definitions of Privacy

    Sabine Trepte & Philipp K. Masur

    2. Individualistic Privacy Theories

    Natalie N. Bazarova & Pengfei Zhao

    3. Privacy Theory – Social, Networked, Relational, Collective

    Sabine Trepte

    4. Institutional Perspectives on Privacy

    Elizabeth Stoycheff

    5. Group Privacy

    Gwen Petro & Miriam Metzger

    6. A Situational Perspective on Privacy in Social Media

    Philipp K. Masur

    7. Privacy Calculus: Theory, Studies, and New Perspectives

    Tobias Dienlin

    8. Online Privacy Cues and Heuristics

    Mengqi Liao, S. Shyam Sundar, & Mary Beth Rosson

    Part 2: Factors Shaping Social Media Privacy

    9. Social Media Affordances and Privacy

    Jeffrey W. Treem, Ward van Zoonen, & Anu Sivunen

    10. Privacy and Trust

    Yannic Meier & Nadine Bol

    11. Challenges in Studying Social Media Privacy Literacy

    Philipp K. Masur, Thilo Hagendorff, & Sabine Trepte

    12. Privacy Breaches

    Jana Dombrowski

    13. Privacy Cynicism: Resignation in the Face of Agency Constraints

    Giulia Ranzini, Christoph Lutz, & Christian Pieter Hoffmann

    14. Intercultural Privacy

    Hichang Cho & Yao Li

    15. Privacy and Gender

    Regine Frener

    Part 3: Populations and Their Social Media Privacy

    16. The Translucent Family: Sharenting and Privacy Negotiations between Children and Parents

    Michel Walrave

    17. An Intimate Relation: Adolescent Development, Self-disclosure, and Privacy

    Michel Walrave

    18. Privacy in Later Life

    Kelly Quinn

    19. Toward a Better Understanding of Minorities’ Privacy in Social Media

    Ralf De Wolf & Tom De Leyn

    20. Inequalities and Privacy in the Context of Social Media

    Matías Dodel

    Part 4: Algorithms and Privacy

    21. Privacy in Interactions with Machines and Intelligent Systems

    Nicole C. Krämer & Jessica M. Szczuka

    22. Social Credit System and Privacy

    Mo Chen, Severin Engelmann, & Jens Grossklags

    23. Microtargeting, Privacy and the Need for Regulating Algorithms

    Tom Dobber

    24. Health Data and Privacy

    Johanna Börsting

    Part 5: Solutions to Preserve Social Media Privacy

    25. Nudges (and Deceptive Patterns) for Privacy: Six Years Later

    Alessandro Acquisti et al.

    26. Communicating Information Security

    Spyros Kokolakis and Aggeliki Tsohou

    27. From Procedural Rights to Political Economy: New Horizons for Regulating Online Privacy

    Daniel Susser

    28. Regulating Privacy on Online Social Networks

    Johannes Eichenhofer and Christoph Gusy

    29. Consumer Privacy and Data Protection in the EU

    Felix Bieker & Marit Hansen

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

    Johannes Breuer, Katrin Weller, & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda


    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.