Public Perception of Security and Privacy

Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research Into Action

Published in: D4.1 Headline Findings Report, WP4 – Data Analysis, Feb. 2014, 88 p

Posted on RAND.org on February 01, 2014

by Bhanu Patruni, Hui Lu, Sunil Patil, Neil Robinson, Dimitris Potoglou, James Fox

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PACT is a three year project that aims to understand more fully the public perception of security, privacy, and surveillance across the 27 European Member States (EU27). The knowledge gained will be used to inform the development of a new Privacy Reference Architecture and a Decision Support System. The project consortium consists of an expert team from a variety of backgrounds across eleven member organisations. The PACT project is divided into seven technical work packages as shown in the Figure ES 1. WP2-4 of PACT covers the design, empirical fieldwork and analysis of a pan European survey of individuals' preferences regarding privacy and security. This deliverable marks the beginning of the fourth work package (WP4 – Data Analysis). In this deliverable, we present headline findings from the preliminary analysis of data from the main stage of the PACT WP3 survey. The analysis focuses on findings from stated preference choice experiments undertaken by respondents across the EU27. These experiments relate to three real life contexts: travelling on the metro/train, Internet usage and health data devices.

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