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Nigerians’ perceptions of personal data protection and privacy

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conference contribution
posted on 05.02.2016, 15:10 by Tiwalade Adelola, Ray Dawson, Firat Batmaz
The influx of E-commerce into Nigeria has resulted in individuals shopping online and sharing personal information about themselves and their family, friends and colleagues. A survey and interviews were conducted to gain an initial understanding of attitudes about privacy among Nigerians and their understanding of E-commerce data protection and privacy. It was found that Nigerians are generally aware of the dangers of online data theft, but their concern was focussed almost exclusively on the theft of financial data. They did not trust the government to protect their data with any effective legislation or law enforcement, but they were happy to submit their financial information through a bank’s website. However, it was found that Nigerians had little concern about other, non-financial information, which leaves the population vulnerable to the theft of other forms of personal and private data.

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  • Computer Science

Published in

Software Quality Management XIII (SQM 2015) Outlook on Quality: Proceedings of Software Quality Management XXIII

Pages

113 - 124

Citation

ADELOA, T., DAWSON, R. and BATMAZ, F., 2015. Nigerians’ perceptions of personal data protection and privacy. IN: Lock, R. et al (eds.) Outlook on Quality: Proceedings of Software Quality Management XXIII (SQM 2015), Loughborough, UK, pp. 113 - 124.

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This is a conference paper.

ISBN

978-0-9926958-6-6

Language

en

Location

Loughborough

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