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Decentralized is not risk-free: Understanding public perceptions of privacy-utility trade-offs in COVID-19 contact-tracing apps

@article{Li2020DecentralizedIN,
  title={Decentralized is not risk-free: Understanding public perceptions of privacy-utility trade-offs in COVID-19 contact-tracing apps},
  author={Tianshi Li and Jackie Yang and Cori Faklaris and Jennifer King and Yuvraj Agarwal and Laura A. Dabbish and Jason I. Hong},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2005.11957}
}
Contact-tracing apps have potential benefits in helping health authorities to act swiftly to halt the spread of COVID-19. However, their effectiveness is heavily dependent on their installation rate, which may be influenced by people's perceptions of the utility of these apps and any potential privacy risks due to the collection and releasing of sensitive user data (e.g., user identity and location). In this paper, we present a survey study that examined people's willingness to install six… 
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