Is everything under control? An experimental study on how control over data influences trust in and support for major governmental data exchange projects


The study investigates whether giving citizens control over their personal data can boost trust and support for data-driven governance. It uses an online survey experiment, analyzing how both informational and direct control affects citizen trust, support, and policy concerns. Findings indicate that a combination of both types of control results in higher trust and support, particularly among individuals with pre-existing low trust in government, implying that perceived control could be effective in mitigating negative attitudes towards government data policies.

In Information Polity