The Challenges of Personal Data Markets and Privacy

Electronic Markets, 25(2), 161--167, 2015

20 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2019 Last revised: 11 Jan 2019

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Sarah Spiekermann

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Alessandro Acquisti

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Rainer Böhme

University of Innsbruck; University of Münster - Department of Information Systems; ICSI Berkeley; TU Dresden

Kai-Lung Hui

School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Personal data is increasingly conceived as a tradable asset. Markets for personal information are emerging and new ways of valuating individuals’ data are being proposed. At the same time, legal obligations over protection of personal data and individuals’ concerns over its privacy persist. This article outlines some of the economic, technical, social, and ethical issues associated with personal data markets, focusing on the privacy challenges they raise.

Keywords: Privacy, Data protection, Personal data markets, Internet economics, Big data

Suggested Citation

Spiekermann, Sarah and Acquisti, Alessandro and Böhme, Rainer and Hui, Kai-Lung, The Challenges of Personal Data Markets and Privacy (2015). Electronic Markets, 25(2), 161--167, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3305307

Sarah Spiekermann

Vienna University of Economics and Business ( email )

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Austria

Alessandro Acquisti (Contact Author)

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

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United States
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Rainer Böhme

University of Innsbruck ( email )

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Austria

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University of Münster - Department of Information Systems ( email )

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Germany

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ICSI Berkeley ( email )

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TU Dresden ( email )

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Kai-Lung Hui

School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ( email )

Clear Water Bay
Kowloon
Hong Kong

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