The dark side of risk homeostasis when joining a Health Social Network

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dc.contributor.author Rowan, Wendy
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Yvonne
dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Lynch, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-16T10:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-16T10:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Rowan, W., O'Connor, Y., Lynch, L. and Heavin, C. (2018) 'The Dark Side of Risk Homeostasis when joining a Health Social Network, ECIS 2018: Twenty-Sixth European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK, 23-28 June. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7301
dc.description.abstract Social networking sites capture, store, analyse and exploit personal data resulting in heightened uncertainty and perceived risk around protecting our personal data. When this data involves personal health information (PHI) the risk factors increase. These risks can be discovered in both the design and presentation of Health Social Networking (HSN) services, as well as the actions of users when providing electronic consent (eConsent). How do users interact with technology and determine the potential risks to their PHI data? This paper seeks to explore users’ behaviours and reflections on risk taking when registering onto a HSN. Examining users’ registration behaviours, it is possible to explore users’ risk homeostasis when providing eConsent on a HSN. This paper focuses on understanding the users’ decision making process to the reading and comprehension of the Terms and Conditions (T&Cs), and Privacy Policy (PP) statements. A two-step approach was taken to collecting data, with 1) the observation of action followed by 2) a focus group discussion. This research sheds light into user’s assessment of future risk, the potentially dark side of sharing PHI and the preferred ways of operating for the user of these online communities. en
dc.description.sponsorship Wellcome Trust (CHASM Project seed award 201607/Z/16/Z) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS en
dc.relation.uri http://ecis2018.eu/published-ecis-2018-papers/
dc.rights © 2018 the authors. en
dc.subject Risk en
dc.subject Decision making en
dc.subject eConsent en
dc.subject Health Social Networks (HSNs) en
dc.title The dark side of risk homeostasis when joining a Health Social Network en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Yvonne O'Connor, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2019-01-16T10:20:06Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 419948025
dc.contributor.funder Wellcome Trust en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ECIS 2018: Twenty-Sixth European Conference on Information Systems en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Portsmouth, UK en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/WT/Medical Humanities/201607//Consenting HeAlth related data through Social Media (CHASM Project)/ en


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