User Acceptance of Privacy-ABCs: An Exploratory Study

Benenson Z, Girard A, Krontiris I, Liagkou V, Rannenberg K, Stamatiou Y (2014)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2014

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Edited Volumes: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Pages Range: 1-12

Conference Proceedings Title: Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust

Event location: Crete, Greece GR

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07620-1_33


In this work, we present the first statistical results on users' understanding, usage and acceptance of a privacy-enhancing technology (PET) that is called "attribute-based credentials", or Privacy-ABCs. We identify some shortcomings of the previous technology acceptance models when they are applied to PETs. Especially the fact that privacy-enhancing technologies usually assist both, the primary and the secondary goals of the users, was not addressed before. We present some interesting relationships between the acceptance factors. For example, understanding of the Privacy-ABC technology is correlated to the perceived usefulness of Privacy-ABCs. Moreover, perceived ease of use is correlated to the intention to use the technology. This confirms the conventional wisdom that understanding and usability of technology play important roles in the user adoption of PETs. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

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Benenson, Z., Girard, A., Krontiris, I., Liagkou, V., Rannenberg, K., & Stamatiou, Y. (2014). User Acceptance of Privacy-ABCs: An Exploratory Study. In Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust (pp. 1-12). Crete, Greece, GR: Springer Verlag.


Benenson, Zinaida, et al. "User Acceptance of Privacy-ABCs: An Exploratory Study." Proceedings of the HCI International 2014, Crete, Greece Springer Verlag, 2014. 1-12.

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