CHAPTER 5

Information Based Privacy Harms

Chapter Overview

The last chapter examined the role of information exchange in the marketplace and its implications for privacy. In this chapter, you will learn about the information sensitivities and perceived risks related to different types of information. In the second part of the chapter, you will learn about a range of exchange harms including intrusion, data collection, share, and data processing harms. There is also a discussion of the harms emanating from the applications of specific technologies.

Information Sensitivities and Perceived Risks

Consumer willingness to disclose information is dependent on the perceived risk of doing so and the associated harm if others use the information. The higher ...

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