Perceived privacy violations through information sharing with external parties – diving into user perceptions and reactions

  • We see more and more incidents where user information collected by digital services is shared with external parties. Users becoming aware of such information (mis-)uses may perceive a privacy violation. In this study, we want to understand when, why, and how the sharing of information with external parties is perceived as a privacy violation and what consequences such a perception entails. Employing the Critical Incident Technique (CIT) as a methodology, we inductively derive characteristics of real-world incidents of perceived privacy violations due to the sharing of information with external parties and users’ perceptions and reactions thereto. We present preliminary results of our first qualitative data analysis as well subsequent steps to advance this research in progress.

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Author:Christina WagnerGND, Manuel TrenzGND, Chee-Wee Tan, Daniel VeitORCiDGND
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Parent Title (English):WISP 2022 Proceedings: Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP), Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, December 11, 2022
Place of publication:New York, NY
Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2023/04/24
First Page:6
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre / Lehrstuhl für Information Systems und Management
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht