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Information Privacy Literature: Issues and Challenges



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Journal of Information Systems Security
Volume 15, Number 3 (2019)
Pages 185198
ISSN 1551-0123 (Print)
ISSN 1551-0808 (Online)
Simran Dhillon — ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
David L. Coss — University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
Information Institute Publishing, Washington DC, USA




Privacy, as a concept, is very complex and has been questioned in many disciplines. In this paper, we present a historical review of information privacy research. We review how the concept of privacy has been considered by legal, psychology, and social science scholars. We also evaluate information privacy from an ethical perspective. Within the information privacy story, organizational practices, individual perceptions of these practices, and societal responsibilities concerning privacy have been linked in many ways. In the literature, it has been somewhat challenging to understand and establish suitable connections between concepts and what they mean in real life. Our review of the literature explains such debates. In a final synthesis, we note the importance of individual values in understanding information privacy concerns.




Privacy, Information Privacy, Ethics, Values, Organizational Practices




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