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Chicago Tribune: Help Squad: Research shows greater online privacy controls can result in sharing more personal information

“Here is an interesting – and potentially alarming – research finding for anyone concerned about online privacy: The more control individuals have over their personal data online, the more information they are willing to share. It sounds paradoxical, but according to research conducted by Laura Brandimarte, an assistant professor of management information systems at the University of Arizona; Alessandro Acquisti, an associate professor of information technology and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University; and George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University; when people perceive they have more control over their personal information, their privacy concerns decrease.” Read more at Chicago Tribune