Examining Security and Privacy Research in Developing Regions

Security and privacy needs of users in developing regions are different than those in developed regions. Culture, knowledge gaps, unintended technology use, context, and usability and cost consideration shape security and privacy preferences of people in developing regions.
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Nature and Context

For over the past two decades there has been a tremendous amount of work on understanding and addressing security and privacy needs of technology users. Much of this work, however, has been focused on users in developed regions, such as North America and Europe, that contain only 19% of the world’s population. For the majority of the world’s population, which lives in developing regions, their use of technology, and information production, consumption, and sharing practices are significantly different from those living in developed regions.

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