In order to tackle uncertainties about data ownership and data misuse, more accessible and competitive data markets are proposed, especially concerning the use and access rights of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Legal proposals suggest that companies and individuals become owners of their self-generated data, enabling new ways of data monetization. Still, individuals are often uncertain about the value and price of their own generated data. This research builds on construal level theory to propose influencing factors fostering an understanding of intraindividual data value. The results of a pilot study survey (n = 104), conducted during the ICIS 2022, show that data proximity and data sensitivity factors significantly influence intraindividual data value. Our research extends the knowledge on data value from individual perspectives and builds the foundation for future work on data valuation and pricing in intraindividual data trading.
Stein, Hannah; Reich, Rene H.; and Visinescu, Lucian L., "Valuation of Personal Data in the Age of Data Ownership" (2023). AIS EIF Program Working Papers. 5.
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