Keywords:  Vulnerable Populations, Privacy,

2019

Factors Affecting Trust Among Vulnerable Populations

Rajasi Desai, Graduate Student Researcher, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Varshine Chandrakanthan, Graduate Student Researcher, School of Information, UC Berkeley

This project aims to understand the trust dynamics and the factors affecting trust for vulnerable populations like human rights defenders, activists, and journalists who document and upload sensitive media, as well as people who receive this media in order to use it as evidence. The researchers will work to understand the ecosystem in which at-risk populations operate and then discover potential areas where trust plays a pivotal role. Finally, they will suggest potential factors that play a pivotal role in shaping trust in applications for at-risk populations.