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IoT-I Deliverable - D2.2: Initial Social Acceptance and Impact Evaluation

Tobias Kowatsch, Wolfgang Maass, Rolf Weber & Romana Weber

abstract This initial report contributes to the overall objective of IoT-i to evaluate the social acceptance and regulatory impact of IOT applications. Accordingly, the relevance of privacy issues in combination with IT artefacts, and in particular IOT-based applications, has been addressed by prior research (Anderson and Moore, 2009; Angst and Agarwal, 2009; Dinev and Hart, 2006; Kosta and Dumortier, 2008; Little, 2008; Malhotra et al., 2004; Pramatari and Theotokis, 2009; Spiekermann, 2009; Weber, 2010). However, no empirical privacy instrument has been adapted to the class of IoT services. In order to address this lack of research, a corresponding research model with a focus on privacy issues is proposed and empirically evaluated by a first user study with domain experts. This research model comprises critical privacy factors that predict the behavioural acceptance of IOT applications and the individuals’ willingness to provide personal information for those applications. In addition, an instrument is presented and employed to measure the impact on legislative and regulatory aspects.
   
type working report (English)
   
keywords Internet of Things, IoT, privacy study, empirical study, acceptance, service
   
project The "Internet of Things Intitiative" (IoT-i)
date of appearance 2011
publisher IoT-I Consortium
review internal review
   
citation Kowatsch, T., Maass, W., Weber, R., & Weber, R. (2011). IoT-I Deliverable - D2.2: Initial Social Acceptance and Impact Evaluation: IoT-I Consortium.