AbstractsComputer Science

The price of convenience : implications of socially pervasive computing for personal privacy

by Seok Hian Ng-Kruelle

Institution: University of South Australia, [2006
Degree: PhD
Year: 0
Keywords: Ubiquitous computing Social aspects; Computer security; Information technology Social aspects
Record ID: 1046778
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Literature has identified the need to study socially pervasive ICT in context in order to understand how user acceptability of innovation varies according to different inputs. This thesis contributes to the existing body of knowledge on innovation studies (Chapter 2) and proposes a methodology for a conceptual model, for representing dynamic contextual changes in longitudinal studies. The foundation for this methodology is the 'Price of Convenience' (PoC) Model (Chapter 4). As a theory development Thesis, it deals with two related studies of socially pervasive ICT implementation: (1) voluntary adoption of innovations and (2) acceptance of new socially pervasive and ubiquitous ICT innovations (Chapters 6 and 7).