People experience privacy and surveillance through everyday negotiations. This dissertation studies the daily use of WhatsApp, smart speakers, and parental control software. Based on interviews with 100 respondents, the researcher concludes that tangibility is the key to raising awareness: by making surveillance tangible, people can better protect their privacy.

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M.S.S.E. Janssen (Susanne)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERMeCC Doctoral Dissertations
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

Mols, A.E. (2021, December 8). Everyday experiences of privacy and surveillance: Negotiating appropriate forms of monitoring (No. 27). ERMeCC - Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from