Privacy and Rationality in Individual Decision Making

IEEE Security & Privacy, 3(1), 26--33

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

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Alessandro Acquisti

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

Jens Grossklags

Pennsylvania State University

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Traditional theory suggests consumers should be able to manage their privacy. Yet, empirical and theoretical research suggests that consumers often lack enough information to make privacy-sensitive decisions and, even with sufficient information, are likely to trade off long-term privacy for short-term benefits.

Keywords: Privacy, Rationality, Individual Decision Making

Suggested Citation

Acquisti, Alessandro and Grossklags, Jens, Privacy and Rationality in Individual Decision Making (2005). IEEE Security & Privacy, 3(1), 26--33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3305365

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

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Jens Grossklags

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

College of Information Sciences and Technology
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University Park, PA 16802
United States

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