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Interpreting Individual Values for Information Privacy and Security



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Journal of Information Systems Security
Volume 16, Number 3 (2020)
Pages 139149
ISSN 1551-0123 (Print)
ISSN 1551-0808 (Online)
Simran Dhillon — ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Sérgio Nunes — ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Information Institute Publishing, Washington DC, USA




In a world of rapid technological advances, information privacy and security plays a crucial role, as we see every day in the news the data breaches that expose critical information of individuals and organizations. What to protect in information security and privacy with risk mitigation measures is difficult to define, as objectives based on values differ across organizations and individuals. In this study we argue that information privacy and security objectives should be gathered based on a value-based approach in order to achieve due care among stakeholders and to be able to justify risk mitigation measures.




Information Privacy, Information Security, Risk Mitigation, Value-based Approach.




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