Nudging Privacy: The Behavioral Economics of Personal Information
IEEE Security & Privacy, 6, 82--85
Posted: 6 Jan 2019
Date Written: 2009
In 356 B.C., a man started a fire that destroyed the temple of Artemis at Ephesus—one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Captured by the citizens of the town and sentenced to death, he boasted that the arson had been motivated by the desire to gain fame and immortality. Today, like 2,000 years ago, many seek notoriety at the price of embarrassment, a tarnished reputation, or even infamy. In 2007, a new Facebook group came under media attention: 30 Reasons Girls Should Call It a Night counted “nearly 150,000 members and a collection of nearly 5,000 photos of young women passed out on the pavement, collapsed in shrubbery, peeing in bushes, and vomiting in toilets (or on themselves).” Most of the subjects had uploaded the photos themselves.
Keywords: Privacy, Nudging Privacy
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