The Nature of Risk and the Privacy Calculus

Workshop on Privacy and Online Risk

Perceptions of harms and benefits associated with disclosure of personal information affect our online behaviour.  Previous research on the ‘privacy calculus’ has demonstrated a direct relationship between perceived risk and willingness to disclose personal information (Dinev and Hart 2006).  This research proposes a model that attempts to map the relationship between risk events and their consequences (Haynes 2018).

In order to test this model, we are organizing a one-day, invitation-only workshop in London on Monday, 28th October 2019.  This workshop will bring together experts and researchers who deal with online risk to help shape the agenda for online privacy.  The workshop will explore the ways in which we define online risk with particular reference to the benefits and the privacy harms associated with online disclosure of personal information.

The aim of the workshop is to refine and validate the risk model and associated ontology.  The workshop will also consider possible practical applications for the ontology.  Participants will have an opportunity to share their views on appropriate models for representing online risk.  Follow this link to see the outline programme for the day.

We hope that participating will be worth your while.  The workshop offers the following benefits:

  • Access to a hand-picked group of individuals representing a range of interests
  • Travel and hotel expenses covered (UK only)
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Opportunity to explore the nature of online risk with experts from different domains
  • Identification of areas for future research
  • Chance to contribute to the wider debate about online privacy
  • Testing ground for ideas about online privacy

The workshop is by invitation only.  If you are interested in taking part, please send an email to:

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