The principle of security safeguards: Unauthorized activities
2009 (English)In: The Computer Law and Security Report, ISSN 0267-3649, Vol. 25, no 2, 165-172 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The principle of information security safeguards is a key information privacy principle contained in every privacy legislation measure, framework, and guideline. This principle requires data controllers to use an adequate level of safeguards before processing personal information. However, privacy literature neither explains what this adequate level is nor how to achieve it. Hence, a knowledge gap has been created between privacy advocates and data controllers who are responsible for providing adequate protection. This paper takes a step toward bridging this knowledge gap by presenting an analysis of how Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners have evaluated the adequacy level of security protection measures given to personal information in selected privacy invasive cases. This study addresses both security measures used to protect personal information against unauthorized activities and the use of personal information in authentication mechanisms. This analysis also lays a foundation for building a set of guidelines that can be used by data controllers for designing, implementing, and operating both technological and organizational measures used to protect personal information.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 25, no 2, 165-172 p.
Information privacy, Information security, Data control, Privacy guidelines, Unauthorized data usage, Information systems design, Password/passphrase
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89900DOI: 10.1016/j.clsr.2009.02.012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89900DiVA: diva2:621431