Measuring Privacy Concerns with Government Surveillance and Right-To-Be-Forgotten in Nomological Net of Trust and Willingness-To-Share


In the post Snowden revelations era, concerns related to government surveillance and oversight have come to the forefront. The ability of the Internet to remember “everything” (or forget anything) also raises a privacy concern associated with the "right to be forgotten". Hence, in this paper, we propose and examine privacy concerns by extending the Hong and Thong's (2013) model with the addition of two dimensions: right to be forgotten as well as government surveillance and oversight. We tested two different measurement models using privacy concerns as a second-order and a third-order construct within a nomological net that includes trusting beliefs and willingness-to-share information for monetary gains, personalization, and national security. Data were collected from MTurk and analyzed using structural equation modeling. Findings provide support for the addition of the proposed dimensions.

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26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020 (2020: Aug. 10-14, Virtual)


Business and Information Technology

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Government Surveillance and oversight; Privacy Concern; Right to Be Forgotten; Willingness-To-Share Information

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14 Aug 2020