“What good are they going to do with our information?” - UK Citizens’ Perceptions of the 2011 Census

Contribution: 
Research article
Keywords: 
disclosure
privacy protection behaviour
online survey
census
Reference: 
Malheiros, M., Jennett, C., Brostoff, S., & Sasse, M. A. (in prep). “What good are they going to do with our information?” - UK Citizens’ Perceptions of the 2011 Census
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Summary / Abstract: 

UK Census (2011) respondents answered questions regarding their census filing behaviour. Those who were most likely to engage in privacy protection behaviour (submitting incomplete/incorrect data, or withholding data) were respondents who (1) submitted their census later, (2) were ethnic minorities, (3) those less comfortable with census data disclosure. Privacy concern (Westin) did not correspond with behaviour.