Pedro G. Leon
EPP - CMU

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My research interests are at the intersection of people, technology, and policy with a focus on online privacy and information security. In particular, I am interested in assisting policy makers with the design and implementation of public policies that leverage the power of information and communication technologies to increase the social wellfare while properly managing privacy and security risks.

Publications:

L. F. Cranor, C. Hoke, P. G. Leon and A. Au. Are They Worth Reading? An In-Depth Analysis of Online Trackers' Privacy Policies I/S: Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. Forthcoming Spring 2015.

L. F. Cranor, P. G. Leon, and B. Ur. A Large-Scale Evaluation of U.S. Financial Institutions Standardized Privacy Notices Submitted to the Journal of Legal Studies. (Under Review).

Y. Wang, P. G. Leon, A. Forget, A. Acquisti, L. F. Cranor, and N. Sadeh. A Field Trial of Privacy Nudges for Facebook. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). May 2014.

P. G. Leon, B. Ur, Y. Wang, M. Sleeper, R. Balebako, R. Shay, L. Bauer, M. Christodorescu, and L. F. Cranor. What Matters to Users? Factors that Affect Users' Willingness to share Information with Online Advertisers. Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). July 2013.

Y. Wang, P. G. Leon, Xiaoxuan Chen, A. Acquisti, L. F. Cranor, and N. Sadeh. Privacy Nudges for Social Media: An Exploratory Study. Worskshop on Privacy and Security on Online Social Media (PSOSM). May 2013.

L. F. Cranor, K. Idouchi, P. G. Leon, M. Sleeper, and B. Ur. Are They Actually Any Different? Comparing Thousands of Financial Institutions' Privacy Practices. Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS). June 2013.

P. G. Leon, J. Cranshaw, L. F. Cranor, J. Graves, M. Hastak, B. Ur, and G. Xu. What Do Online Behavioral Advertising Privacy Disclosures Communicate to Users? Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). October 2012.
Extended version available as CyLab tech report

B. Ur, P. G. Leon, L. F. Cranor, R. Shay, and Y. Wang. Smart, Useful, Scary, Creepy: Perceptions of Online Behavioral Advertising. Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security(SOUPS). July 2012.
Extended version available as CyLab tech report

P. G. Leon, B. Ur, R. Balebako, L. F. Cranor, R. Shay, and Y. Wang. Why Johnny Can't Opt Out: A Usability Evaluation of Tools to Limit Online Behavioral Advertising. Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). May 2012.
Extended version available as CyLab tech report

P. G. Leon, L. F. Cranor, A.M. McDonald, and R. McGuire. Token Attempt: The Misrepresentation of Website Privacy Policies through the Misuse of P3P Compact Policy Tokens. Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). October 2010.
Extended version available as CyLab tech report

Y. Wang, S. Komanduri, P. G. Leon, G. Norcie, A. Acquisti, L.F. Cranor. I Regretted the Minute I Pressed Share: A Qualitative Study of Regrets on Facebook. Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). June 2011.

R. H. Balebako, P. G. Leon, Hazim Almuhimedi, Patrick Kelley, Jonathan Mugan, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh Nudging Users Towards Privacy on Mobile Devices Workshop on Persuasion, Influence, Nudge and Coercion (PINC) collocated with the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interactions. May 2011.

R. Shay, S. Komanduri, P. G. Kelley, P. G. Leon, M. L. Mazurek, L. Bauer, N. Christin and L. F. Cranor. Encountering Stronger Password Requirements: User Attitudes and Behaviors. Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). June 2010.

Work not published:

Information assurance and security metrics.

Future Internet Based on Identification.

Network Traffic Analysis of the Internet 2 Network using OSU Flow-Tools

Security considerations on the use of digital certificates and the SSL protocol.

Assessment of Numeric Robustness on Adaptative Filtering Algorithms for Digital Communications. Undergraduate Thesis (Available only in Spanish)


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