Assisting Users on the Privacy Decision-Making Process in an OSN for Educational Purposes

  • José AlemanyEmail author
  • Elena del Val
  • Ana García-Fornes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12092)


In online social networks (OSNs), users create and share content to socialize with others. There are some privacy risks that emerge due to the access and/or misuse of this content. We propose a modular approach with an agent-based implementation for assessing the privacy risk of a posting action using soft-paternalism mechanisms. This proposal has been included in a gamified social network called Pesedia, developed with educational purposes.


Online social networks Privacy decision-making Scope of the action Nudging mechanisms Gamification Education 



This work is partially supported by the Spanish Government project TIN2017-89156-R, and the FPI grant BES-2015-074498.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Alemany
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elena del Val
    • 2
  • Ana García-Fornes
    • 1
  1. 1.VRAINUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.DIISEscuela Universitaria Politécnica de TeruelTeruelSpain

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