Section 1 of 6: General privacy

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The study Privacy Perceptions in India, an initiative by PreCog @ IIIT-Delhi is focused on understanding and analyzing various privacy perceptions and concerns of Indian citizens. The questions span across, privacy in general, mobile / land-line phones, online social networks, credit cards, ATM cards, and government involvement in individuals’ life.

Ten survey participants will be periodically selected to win exciting prizes (i-pod, digital cameras, etc.), as a token of appreciation for their efforts. We will disseminate the results from the study on public forums. All data collected during this survey will be anonymized and aggregated for dissemination of the results. Your answers are treated confidentially and used for research purposes only.

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In total, there are 6 sections, and on average it should take about 30 minutes to complete the survey.

* 1. When you hear the word privacy, what comes to your mind? (Choose all that apply)

* 2. Which of the following information is personal to you, that you would NOT like to share? (Choose all that apply)

* 3. Does privacy for you change with situation and context, i.e. what information you share with whom may be different at different time and context? (Choose one which is applicable)

* 4. With whom would you share the following information? (Choose all that apply)

  Friends Family Relatives Society Banks Government Everyone Nobody
Annual house hold income
Bank account details
Credit card number
Date of birth
Email address
Family details
Full name
Health and medical history
Landline number
Marital status
Mobile number
Passport number
Personal income
Pictures and videos featuring self
Physical details e.g. height, weight, eye colour
Postal mailing address

* 5. Imagine you are walking through a shopping mall, where you observe a camera capturing the movements of people in the shops, what would be your reaction? (Choose one which is applicable)

* 6. How much do you agree / disagree with the following statements? (Choose one which is applicable)

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Consumers have lost all control over how personal information about them is circulated and used by companies
Most businesses handle the personal information they collect about consumers in a proper and confidential way
Mobile phones can be privacy invasive
Landline phones can interfere with individual’s privacy
Websites can hinder privacy by collecting personal information
Credit cards can be privacy invasive
Phone banking can invade privacy

* 7. Consider a scenario where you visit a coffee shop which provides a free Wi-Fi connectivity for its customers. It doesn’t ask for password for connectivity. Would you access the Wi-Fi facility to log-in to your email? (Choose one which is applicable)

* 8. Imagine for checking your results of an entrance exam you went to the institute and saw that the results have been displayed on a notice board with your name, marks and category (general / OBC / SC) mentioned. (Choose one which is applicable)

  Always feel comfortable Usually feel comfortable Sometimes feel comfortable Rarely feel comfortable Never feel comfortable
How would you feel about your marks being displayed on the notice board?
How would you feel about your category (general / OBC / SC) being displayed on the notice board?

* 9. While travelling in long-distance trains, a reservation chart with details e.g. last name, first name, age, gender, boarding station, destination, seat number, PNR number for each passenger is displayed on the platform and the compartment. How would you feel about your information being displayed as in this scenario? (Choose one which is applicable)