Influence of users’ privacy risks literacy on the intention to install a mobile application

De Santo, Alessio (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Gaspoz, Cédric (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale)

While users are increasingly embracing smartphones worldwide, these devices, storing our most personal information, are repeatedly found to be leaking users’ data. Despite various atte mpts to inform users of these privacy issues, they continue to adopt risky behaviors. In order to better protect users of these devices, we need to understand the antecedents of the decision to install potentially privacy-threatening applications on them. We ran a large experiment in order to determine the influence of privacy risks literacy on the intent to install a potentially privacy threatening application on a smartphone. Using partial least squares (PLS), we were able to find that more than the privacy risks literacy, it is the coping behavior literacy that influences the user’s decision to install a mobile application. These findings are relevant to help determine a course of action in order to increase the user’s privacy protection when using such devices.


Keywords:
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG Arc
Institute:
Institut du Management et des Systèmes d'Information
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
S.l., Springer
Date:
S.l.
Springer
2015
Pagination:
pp. 329-341
Published in:
New contributions in information systems and technologies
Series Statement:
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, no 353
DOI:
ISBN:
978-3-319-16485-4
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