Brave new privacy: Information disclosure in networked publics

Research report (imported) 2013 - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Hermstrüwer, Yoan
Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern, Bonn
Individuals who disclose personal information often willingly accept an increase of social pressure. Monetary rewards from giving one’s consent to the disclosure of personal information can be interpreted as a compensation for the behavioral restraints resulting from increased social pressure. At the same time, only few people seem to care whether personal information is permanently stored. Only few people actually make use of a right to be forgotten, if they are not nudged to do so.

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