Privacy Pirates - The Key Role of User Diversity in V2X-Technology

  • Teresa BrellEmail author
  • Ralf Philipsen
  • Martina Ziefle
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10917)


Success of novel products and services depends on a profound understanding and integration of the consumers wants and needs. Privacy is one major contributor that influences the acceptance, use, and efficiency of novel technologies. To understand, if the usage-context of technologies shapes the privacy perception, we conducted an empirical user study with n = 157 participants and two different considered domains: First, internet usage as a generalized topic. Second, autonomous driving as a more specialized field of interest. One key finding of the presented study is that privacy perception depends on the specific usage-context of a technology. Furthermore, several user diversity factors, such as technical self-efficacy and gender were identified as significant and profound levers on privacy perception.


Autonomous driving Privacy User-Diversity 



Many thanks go to Sarah Völkel, Florian Groh and Philipp Brauner for research assistance. This project was supported by the Center of European Research on Mobility (CERM) – funded by both strategy funds at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and the Excellence Initiative of German State and Federal Government. Further, thanks go to the project I2EASE, funded by the German Federal ministry of Research and Education [under the reference number 16EMO0142K].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Computer Interaction CenterRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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