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Do Desperate Students Trade Their Privacy for a Hope? An Evidence of the Privacy Settings Influence on the User Performance

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BYDŽOVSKÁ Hana OBŠÍVAČ Tomáš BRANDEJS Michal

Rok publikování 2014
Druh Článek ve sborníku
Konference Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2014
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0004972101560161
Obor Informatika
Klíčová slova Information Privacy; Social Translucence; Educational Information System; Student Performance
Popis Maintaining people's privacy should be the top priority not only in the context of Information Systems (IS) design. Sometimes, however, certain level of privacy can be traded for a gain in another IS quality or aspect. We present a real world example of IS with user maintained level of privacy and an evidence of its usage, correlated with users' performance. Recent students' and applicants' privacy settings in an educational IS were examined. According to our findings, a part of students voluntarily disclose their presence in the courses enrolled and on the examination dates registered. Surprisingly, the study results of the disclosed students are worse then the results of undisclosed ones. In the correspondence with our thesis, disclosed applicants have better entrance exam results.
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