An Empirical Study of App Permissions: A User Protection Motivation Behaviour

An Empirical Study of App Permissions: A User Protection Motivation Behaviour

Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications 9 (11) 106

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Smartphone is one of the telecommunications media that can be used anytime and anywhere. To be able to support the activity of its users, smartphone users install the application on their smartphone. When installing an application, there are permissions provided by the application about data that will be collected. However, many users choose to ignore and do not read the application permission since it is too long or difficult to understand, hence they accept the apps permissions without thinking and consequently leads to security problems. This study aims to determine the factors that affect users in reading apps permissions that have been provided by an application before they install the application. Data were collected from 292 respondents who were active in using smartphones. The data analysis method used is Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The results of the study show that the factors that influence the user in reading the app permissions before they install the application are coping self-efficacy and personal responsibility.

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