Eva-Maria Schomakers
RWTH Aachen University
Internet privacyAutomationEmpirical researchPsychologyPragmatismPerspective (graphical)Emerging technologiesSensitivity (control systems)PerceptionControl (management)Aging in placemHealthQuality of life (healthcare)Data sharingPrivacy protectionAssisted livingComputer scienceHome automationFocus groupComputer-assisted web interviewingInformation and Communications TechnologyData Protection Act 1998Structural equation modelingApplied psychologyTypology
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#1Eva-Maria Schomakers (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
#2Hannah Biermann (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 3
Last. Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 37
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Abstract null null Smart home automation provides residents with relief and convenience in everyday life and allows for self-determined aging in place. Yet, market penetration is offset by user concerns related to privacy and trust issues: With increasing system complexity, users may perceive a loss of control and fear technical unreliability. While barriers to acceptance in terms of privacy and trust are well understood when considered separately, they are hardly investigated in conjunction so ...
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#2Chantal LidyniaH-Index: 7
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#1Eva-Maria Schomakers (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
#2Chantal Lidynia (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
Last. Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 37
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Privacy-preserving data markets are one approach to restore users’ online privacy and informational self-determination and to build reliable data markets for companies and research. We empirically analyze internet users’ preferences for privacy in data sharing, combining qualitative and quantitative empirical methods. Study I aimed at uncovering users’ mental models of privacy and preferences for data sharing. Study II quantified and confirmed motives, barriers, and conditions for privacy in dat...
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#1Eva-Maria Schomakers (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
#2Hannah Biermann (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 3
Last. Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 37
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Smart homes – a residence with innovative, interconnected, and automated technologies – can enhance the resident’s quality of life and well-being. Despite these potentials, users’ may have concerns about the increased automation which negatively influence their technology acceptance. Missing trust in automated technologies and privacy concerns have been identified as crucial barriers for smart home adoption. Still, privacy and trust perceptions in smart homes have not yet been deeply understood....
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#1Eva-Maria Schomakers (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
#2Luisa Vervier (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 4
Last. Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 37
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All around the world, aging societies put pressure on healthcare systems. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can offer support for infirm, chronically ill, and older adults in prevention, therapy, and the aftercare of surgery. For that purpose, mHealth apps enhance the quality of patients’ lives after surgery thereby offering relieve to the healthcare system. The multi-method approach applied in this study addresses the concerns and wishes that come with the introduction of new tec...
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#1Eva-Maria Schomakers (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
#2Anne Kathrin Schaar (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 11
Last. Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 37
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#1Eva-Maria Schomakers (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
#2Chantal Lidynia (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
Last. Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 37
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With our lives being increasingly digital, most users are concerned about their online privacy. Still, many users provide manifold data online and show no protection behaviors. Research has found different explanations for this privacy paradox: users perform a privacy calculus (weighing benefits and concerns about data sharing), make affective and inconsiderate decisions, or are overtaxed by the complexity of privacy protection practices. Complementing these theories, we hypothesize that differe...
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#1Eva-Maria Schomakers (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
#2Chantal Lidynia (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 7
Last. Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 37
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Web 2.0, social media, cloud computing, and IoT easily connect people around the globe, overcoming time and space barriers, and offering manifold benefits. However, the technological advances and increased user participation generate novel challenges for protecting users' privacy. From the user perspective, data disclosure depends, in part, on the perceived sensitivity of that data, and thus on a risk assessment of data disclosure. But in light of the new technological opportunities to process a...
#2Chantal LidyniaH-Index: 7
Last. Martina ZiefleH-Index: 37
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