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Nudging Privacy: The Behavioral Economics of Personal Information
November/December 2009 (vol. 7 no. 6)
pp. 82-85
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Privacy decisions often involve balancing competing interests. As such, they're a natural field of study for economics. But traditional economic models have made overly restrictive assumptions about the stability and nature of individual privacy preferences. Approaches drawing on existing research in behavioral economics and psychology can offer complementary tools for understanding privacy decision making.

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Index Terms:
privacy, behavioral economics, asymmetric paternalism
Citation:
Alessandro Acquisti, "Nudging Privacy: The Behavioral Economics of Personal Information," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 82-85, Nov.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.163
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