Reference > Privacy and Deviance
Description :: Hewlett Packard does a study to find out how much we value the privacy of certain of our attributes
In spite of the widespread concerns expressed about the importance of privacy, individuals frequently give away or sell a myriad of personal data. How and why people decide to transition their information from the private to the public sphere is poorly understood. To address this puzzle, we conducted a reverse second-price auction to identify the monetary value of private information to individuals and how that value is set. Our results demonstrate that deviance, whether perceived or actual, from the groupís average asymmetrically impacts the price demanded to reveal private information.
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