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Can the obstacles to privacy self-management be overcome? Exploring the consent intermediary approach

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Lehtiniemi, Tuukka
dc.contributor.author Kortesniemi, Yki
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T10:07:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T10:07:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Lehtiniemi , T & Kortesniemi , Y 2017 , ' Can the obstacles to privacy self-management be overcome? Exploring the consent intermediary approach ' , BIG DATA & SOCIETY , vol. 4 , no. 2 , UNSP 2053951717721935 , pp. 1-11 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951717721935 en
dc.identifier.issn 2053-9517
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/can-the-obstacles-to-privacy-selfmanagement-be-overcome-exploring-the-consent-intermediary-approach(eb94c020-517f-4eda-a616-47a637b8df4a).html
dc.identifier.other PURE LINK: https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951717721935
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/16842366/2053951717721935.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/30023
dc.description.abstract In privacy self-management, people are expected to perform cost–benefit analysis on the use of their personal data, and only consent when their subjective benefits outweigh the costs. However, the ubiquitous collection of personal data and Big Data analytics present increasing challenges to successful privacy management. A number of services and research initiatives have proposed similar solutions to provide people with more control over their data by consolidating consent decisions under a single interface. We have named this the ‘consent intermediary’ approach.In this paper, we first identify the eight obstacles to privacy self-management which make cost–benefit analysis conceptually and practically challenging. We then analyse to which extent consent intermediaries can help overcome the obstacles. We argue that simply bringing consent decisions under one interface offers limited help, but that the potential of this approach lies in leveraging the intermediary position to provide aides for privacy management. We find that with suitable tools, some of the more practical obstacles indeed can become solvable, while others remain fundamentally insuperable within the individuated privacy self-management model. Attention should also be paid to how the consent intermediaries may take advantage of the power vested in the intermediary positions between users and other services. en
dc.format.extent 1-11
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Big Data & Society en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4, issue 2 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Can the obstacles to privacy self-management be overcome? Exploring the consent intermediary approach en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science en
dc.subject.keyword personal data
dc.subject.keyword informed consent
dc.subject.keyword privacy self-management
dc.subject.keyword privacy
dc.subject.keyword cost–benefit analysis
dc.subject.keyword consent intermediary
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201802091520
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2053951717721935
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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