Privacy and rationality in individual decision making

Alfssandro Acquisti, Jens Grossklags

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Abstract

The role and feasibility of consumer's privacy and rationality in individual decision making is discussed. Theoretical and empirical approaches aimed at investgating the drivers and apparent inconsistencies of privacy decision making and behavior are presented. Theoritical groundings to critique the assumption of rationality in privacy decision making are also presented. An online survey for testing the rationality by analyzins individual knowledge, behavior and psychological deviations from rationality is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-33
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law

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