Tuesday security tip: Monetising privacy

Privacy is a commodity and some people seem to be making trade-offs around it.

The recent European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) study Monetising privacy looks at the factors around a consumer’s decision on disclosure or non-disclosure of personal data in relation to a purchase.

Experiments show that the majority of consumers buy from a more privacy-invasive provider if the provider charges a lower price.

…caveat emptor (let the buyer beware).

If you’d like to discuss any issues or concerns about data security, please contact robbie.walker@port.ac.uk or mike.meredith@port.ac.uk. You can read more about these issues at http://securityblog.port.ac.uk.

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