Privacy and rationality: A Survey

Alessandro Acquisti, Jens Grossklags

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Abstract

We present preliminary evidence from a survey of individual privacy attitudes, privacy behavior, and economic rationality. We discuss the theoretical approach that drives our analysis, the survey design, the empirical hypotheses, and our initial results. In particular, we present evidence of overconfidence in privacy assessments, lack of information prior to privacy-sensitive decisions, misconceptions about one's own exposure to privacy risks, bounded rationality, and hyperbolic discounting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrivacy and Technologies of Identity
Subtitle of host publicationA Cross-Disciplinary Conversation
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages15-29
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0387260501, 9780387260501
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventSymposium on Privacy and Identity: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Age, CIPLIT 2004 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2004Oct 15 2004

Publication series

NamePrivacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation

Other

OtherSymposium on Privacy and Identity: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Age, CIPLIT 2004
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period10/14/0410/15/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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    Acquisti, A., & Grossklags, J. (2006). Privacy and rationality: A Survey. In Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation (pp. 15-29). (Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC.