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Towards Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Lawyers and Technologists
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, ISSN 1470-6075, E-ISSN 1741-5284, Vol. 7, no 1, 34-43 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made our lives more comfortable, it has also increased threats to our privacy by making the processing and storing of personal information more convenient and economical. Consequently, a huge demand has been created for the proper handling of personal information. Some countries have introduced data protection and privacy legislation measures to ensure the proper handling of personal information. Data controllers deploy organisational and technological measures to protect personal information. Technologists are then involved in designing, implementing and operating these measures to a great extent. It has been shown, however, that a knowledge gap exists between legal privacy advocates and technologists who protect personal information. In order to hold a healthy dialogue, a common platform must be created for technologists and legal privacy advocates. This paper proposes a methodology for bridging the knowledge gap between technologists and legal privacy advocates. This platform facilitates a way for both parties to have a fruitful dialogue.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 7, no 1, 34-43 p.
Keyword [en]
information privacy; information security; information technology; legal understandability; legal information; IT law; ICT; personal information; data protection; legal privacy
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89898DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2008.020695OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89898DiVA: diva2:621424
Available from: 2013-05-14 Created: 2013-05-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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1. Discovering Constructs and Dimensions for Information Privacy Metrics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discovering Constructs and Dimensions for Information Privacy Metrics
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Privacy is a fundamental human right. During the last decades, in the information age, information privacy has become one of the most essential aspects of privacy. Information privacy is concerned with protecting personal information pertaining to individuals.

Organizations, which frequently process the personal information, and individuals, who are the subjects of the information, have different needs, rights and obligations. Organizations need to utilize personal information as a basis to develop tailored services and products to their customers in order to gain advantage over their competitors. Individuals need assurance from the organizations that their personal information is not changed, disclosed, deleted or misused in any other way. Without this guarantee from the organizations, individuals will be more unwilling to share their personal information.

Information privacy metrics is a set of parameters used for the quantitative assessment and benchmark of an organization’s measures to protect personal information. These metrics can be used by organizations to demonstrate, and by individuals to evaluate, the type and level of protection given to personal information. Currently, there are no systematically developed, established or widely used information privacy metrics. Hence, the purpose of this study is to establish a solid foundation for building information privacy metrics by discovering some of the most critical constructs and dimensions of these metrics. 

The research was conducted within the general research strategy of design science and by applying research methods such as data collection and analysis informed by grounded theory as well as surveys using interviews and questionnaires in Sweden and in Sri Lanka. The result is a conceptual model for information privacy metrics including its basic foundation; the constructs and dimensions of the metrics. 

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Kista: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, tockholm Univeristy, 2013. 169 p.
Series
Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 13-003
Keyword
Information privacy, Privacy metrics, Data protection, Personal information
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89336 (URN)978-91-7447-637-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-06-10, sal C, Forum 100, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 13:00 (English)
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Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Note

At the time of the doctoral defense, the following paper was unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 6: Accepted.

Available from: 2013-05-16 Created: 2013-04-22 Last updated: 2013-05-15Bibliographically approved

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