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Jens Grossklags: Privacy, Notice and Incentives in the Market for Consumer Software

Thursday, October 15, 2009
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Food at 12:30 pm. Discussion begins at 12:45 pm. Everyone invited.

Privacy and security decision-making depends not only on technological, but also economic, behavioral, and legal factors. The resulting privacy choices by individuals often appear puzzling and contradictory in comparison to results from opinion polls indicating high concern for the sanctity of private information. In this talk, Jens will discuss results from different studies that shed light on the underlying drivers of these observations. In particular, he will report on a study of software installations assessing the effectiveness of different notices for helping people to make better decisions on which software to install.


Jens Grossklags is a PostDoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy (Princeton University). He is working on problems concerning information privacy, security, and the implications of interdependent systems on society. Prior to joining Princeton, Jens conducted his Ph.D. research at the School of Information, and Masters studies at the Department of Computer Science (both University of California, Berkeley).