University of Oulu

Rohunen, A., & Markkula, J. (2018). Development of Personal Information Privacy Concerns Evaluation. In M. Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (pp. 4862-4871). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch421

Development of personal information privacy concerns evaluation

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Author: Rohunen, Anna1; Markkula, Jouni1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IGI Global, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-02-20


Personal data is increasingly collected with the support of rapidly advancing information and communication technology, which raises privacy concerns among data subjects. In order to address these concerns and offer the full benefits of personal data intensive services to the public, service providers need to understand how to evaluate privacy concerns in evolving service contexts. By analyzing the earlier used privacy concerns evaluation instruments, we can learn how to adapt them to new contexts. In this article, the historical development of the most widely used privacy concerns evaluation instruments is presented and analyzed regarding privacy concerns’ dimensions. Privacy concerns’ core dimensions, and the types of context dependent dimensions, to be incorporated into evaluation instruments are identified. Following this, recommendations on how to utilize the existing evaluation instruments are given, as well as suggestions for future research dealing with validation and standardization of the instruments.

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Edition: 4
ISBN: 978-1-5225-2256-0
ISBN Print: 978-1-5225-2255-3
Pages: 4862 - 4871
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch421
Host publication: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology
Host publication editor: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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