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Smartphone sharing with intimate partners: Implications for telecommunications consumer cybersecurity
ACCAN funded project

The survey is currently live! Thank you to everyone who has completed it so far.

Project team:

Molly Dragiewicz & Jeffrey Ackerman

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Griffith University

While cybersecurity self-help advice is readily available to consumers, most resources are focused on preventing unintended sharing of devices, passwords, accounts, and personal information. This advice is ill-suited to intimate relationship contexts where sharing is common. A lack of baseline knowledge about smartphone-sharing practices and the reasons

behind them has hampered Australian efforts to strengthen consumer cybersecurity. This study will create a new evidence base to understand everyday consumer smartphone sharing in intimate relationships using a survey and interviews with diverse consumers. This information is needed to improve privacy protections and cybersecurity for all Australians.

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