The Challenges of Personal Data Markets and Privacy

Spiekermann-Hoff, Sarah and Böhme, Rainer and Acquisti, Alessandro and Hui, Kai-Lung (2015) The Challenges of Personal Data Markets and Privacy. Electronic Markets (em), 25 (2). pp. 161-167. ISSN 1422-8890


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Personal data is increasingly conceived as a tradable asset. Markets for personal information are emerging and new ways of valuating individuals' data are being proposed. At the same time, legal obligations over protection of personal data and individuals' concerns over its privacy persist. This article outlines some of the economic, technical, social, and ethical issues associated with personal data markets, focusing on the privacy challenges they raise.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Privacy, Data protection, Personal data markets, Internet economics, Big data
Classification Codes: JEL K20, K40, L14, L20, M30
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Wirtschaftsinformatik und Gesellschaft
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 12:57
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 10:15
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