Understanding the Privacy Issue in the Digital Age: An Expert Perspective

Tawfiq M. Alashoor, Arun Aryal, Grace Kenny

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The importance of privacy has been the subject of much debate for centuries. While the public opinion continues to value and desire privacy, the level of privacy afforded to citizens continues to diminish owing to the continued, rapid pace of technological advances. With the imminent transition to the Internet of Things (IoT), the future of privacy is uncertain and in danger. In order to understand what the future holds for privacy, we leverage the predictions made by 2511 privacy experts. Utilizing semantic analysis, we identify the emerging privacy-related concepts and explore the relationships between these concepts. The resultant framework will be compared to existing privacy frameworks to determine the influence of individual and external factors such as demographics and culture on experts' predictions, and to identify fruitful avenues for future privacy research in the digital age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2016 Proceedings
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2016
Article number1315
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683128
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems. AMCIS 2016: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave - San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201614 Aug 2016
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems. AMCIS 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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