The Professorship of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich is conducting a research on information sharing of mobile sensor data. We would appreciate your participation in the following 10-minute survey after reading the instructions below.
This survey aims at studying the perception people have about privacy and information sharing in the context of mobile sensor data. Nowadays, smartphones are equipped with sensors that can collect real-time information such as our GPS location, the acceleration of motion or even environmental information, for instance temperature and humidity. Smartphones run applications (apps) that are pieces of software with potential access to sensor data. This data can be shared with remote stakeholders such as companies, governments, educational institutions, and others. The analysis of mobile sensor data by these stakeholders may put privacy at risk, especially when the sensor data is collected with a fine-grained frequency. Therefore, the amount of mobile sensor data that a user chooses to share with a certain stakeholder for a certain purpose (app context) indicates his/her preferred privacy settings. Participants can assume that any security requirement is met and privacy is entirely governed by their decisions.
Your participation in this survey contributes to research dedicated to a better understanding of privacy. The findings can be potentially used to improve privacy-preservation of users. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and anonymous. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project and your participation. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point.