Privacy Attitudes and Privacy Behavior - Losses, Gains, and Hyperbolic Discounting

@inproceedings{Acquisti2004PrivacyAA,
  title={Privacy Attitudes and Privacy Behavior - Losses, Gains, and Hyperbolic Discounting},
  author={Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags},
  booktitle={Economics of Information Security},
  year={2004}
}
Surveys and experiments have uncovered a dichotomy between stated attitudes and actual behavior of individuals facing decisions affecting their privacy and their personal information security. Surveys report that most individuals are concerned about the security of their personal information and are willing to act to protect it. Experiments reveal that very few individuals actually take any action to protect their personal information, even when doing so involves limited costs. In this paper we… Expand
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