A Self Reflection on Privacy
2011 (English)Other (Other academic)
Privacy is very subjective and has been interpreted in a number of ways. Additionally, there are several paradoxes in the field. For example, a number of researches have shown a substantial gap between privacy attitude and related behaviors. These kinds of paradoxes hinder the progress of the field. One way of addressing these issues is studying privacy attitudes and underlying rationality behind these attitudes of individuals. This study presents this researcher’s frame of reference on privacy, with a special emphasis on information privacy. This paper explains privacy in religious, social, and legal contexts, reasons for privacy invasive behaviors, privacy protection means, and reasons for demanding privacy. The aim of this paper is to take a step in building a common understanding, which is essential in developing a global data protection regime. At the end, elaborating some real–world examples, this paper discusses the importance of information privacy for information system researchers. Furthermore, this paper invites the readership to compare and contrast their own views on privacy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) , 2011.
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89903OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89903DiVA: diva2:621436
Paper in Social Science Research Network (SSRN)2013-05-142013-05-142013-05-15Bibliographically approved