Thomas Delrue on 27 Jul 2016 08:03:32 -0700

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[PLUG] Call for Participants: Research project on privacy and encryption


I'm forwarding this request from Shannon Oltmann, assistant professor at
the University of Kentucky (in CC & at She is doing a research
project on privacy and encryption and is looking for participants to

If this research project is interesting to you and you would like to
participate, please reach out to her!

> From: Shannon M Oltmann <>
> Hello! I am conducting a new research project, interviewing people
> who use encryption for personal (non-work related) use.
> Please read more about the project below and contact me if
> interested in participating. Thanks for your time.
> You are invited to take part in a research study about the use of
> encryption for hard drives and/or email.
> The purpose of this study is to find out more about reasons people
> use encryption and to better understand all perspectives.
> Although you will not get personal benefit from taking part in this
> research study, your responses may help us understand more about why
> people use encryption and about different perspectives.
> I would like to interview you about your perspective.
> I hope to complete approximately 50 interviews, so your answers are
> important to me. Of course, you have a choice about whether or not
> to complete the interview, but if you do participate, you are free
> to skip any questions or discontinue at any time.
> The interview will last 30-45 minutes. It will be performed over the
> telephone unless you request another format. With your permission,
> the interview will be audio recorded and later transcribed for
> analysis. Both the audio and the transcription will be stored in a
> locked filing cabinet or on an encrypted drive. There are no known
> risks beyond what is experienced in everyday life to participating
> in this study. Your response to the survey will be kept confidential
> to the extent allowed by law. When I write about the study you will
> not be identified.
> Before you decide whether to accept this invitation to take part in
> the study, please ask any questions that might come to mind now. If
> you have questions about the study, please feel free to ask; my
> contact information is given below.
> Thank you in advance for your assistance with this important
> project.

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