Students’ Attitudes Towards Personal Data Sharing in the Context of e-Assessment: Informed Consent or Privacy Paradox?

Ekaterina Muravyeva*, José Janssen, Kim Dirkx, Marcus Specht

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Abstract

Modern technologies increasingly make use of personal data to provide better services. Technologies using biometric data for identity and authorship verification in the context of e-assessment are a case in point. Previous studies in e-health described a privacy paradox in relation to consent to personal data use: even when people consider protection of their personal data important, they consent fairly readily to personal data use. However, the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) assumes that people give free and informed consent. In the context of e-assessment, this study investigates students’ attitudes towards personal data sharing for identity and authorship verification purposes with the aim of optimising informed consent practice. Students with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) were included as a specific target group because they may feel more dependent on e-assessment. The findings suggest that a privacy paradox exists in the context of e-assessment as well. Furthermore, the results indicate that students are more reluctant to share video recordings of their face than other personal data. Finally, our results confirm the effect found in previous studies on e-health: those feeling a stronger need for technologies, in this case SEND students, are more inclined to consent to personal data use. Implications for informed consent practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology Enhanced Assessment
Subtitle of host publication21st International Conference, TEA 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 10–11, 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSilvester Draaijer , Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke , Eric Ras
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages16-26
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-25264-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-25263-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2019
EventTEA 2018 Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Dec 201811 Dec 2018

Publication series

SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
Volume1014
ISSN1865-0929

Conference

ConferenceTEA 2018 Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period10/12/1811/12/18

Keywords

  • Informed Consent
  • Personal Data
  • Sensitive Data
  • e-Assessment
  • Decision-making
  • Privacy

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    Muravyeva, E., Janssen, J., Dirkx, K., & Specht, M. (2019). Students’ Attitudes Towards Personal Data Sharing in the Context of e-Assessment: Informed Consent or Privacy Paradox? In S. D., D. J. B., & E. R. (Eds.), Technology Enhanced Assessment: 21st International Conference, TEA 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 10–11, 2018, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 16-26). Springer. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Vol.. 1014 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25264-9_2