Rethinking information privacy-security: Does it really matter?

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    This paper reports some of the findings of a bigger study that examined the role of technological, individual, cultural, and informational traits in shaping the intention to buy and sell online. The focus of this paper is on information privacy-security and its role in online buying and selling. The research problem in this study was examined using the statistical method of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Students at a Midwestern university in the U.S. served as the sample population. It was interesting to find that information privacy-security was perceived differently by the participants in online buying to those involved in online selling. Examination of different demographic traits also shed light on the relationship between these traits and information privacy-security; for instance, females are found to be more concerned about information privacy-security; more international students regarded information privacy as an impediment in their potential use of the Web for selling. In addition, the role of culture in moderating the relationship between information privacy-security and the intention to buy and sell online was also examined. Despite the importance of information privacy-security, as also demonstrated in literature, its impact on intention in this study remained inconclusive. This finding along with findings in relation to demographics and culture raises important questions for future research on information privacy-security..
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
    Subtitle of host publicationBeyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries
    EditorsAndrew Grove
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherAssociation for Information Science and Technology
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Volume50
    Edition1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology: 76th ASIS&T Annual Meeting - Le Centre Sheraton , Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 01 Nov 201305 Nov 2013
    https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/past/ (Conference website)

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    Conference2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
    Abbreviated titleBeyond the Cloud:  Rethinking Information Boundaries
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period01/11/1305/11/13
    OtherThe continuing development of computing and mobile technology and the ongoing evolution of the Web environment provide new ways for accessing, acquiring, retrieving and storing information which constantly defy traditional boundaries. With the growth of digital content, information objects are blurred and challenge information organization. As more people interact and exchange knowledge and information on the Web and the cloud, information environments are transformed and human information behaviors are shifting. As information use is increasing and becomes more complex, the need for meaningful integration and analysis is growing.  The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. This year’s conference theme offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology.
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    Afzal, W. (2013). Rethinking information privacy-security: Does it really matter? In A. Grove (Ed.), Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology: Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries (1 ed., Vol. 50, pp. 1-10). United States: Association for Information Science and Technology.
    Afzal, Waseem. / Rethinking information privacy-security : Does it really matter?. Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology: Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries. editor / Andrew Grove. Vol. 50 1. ed. United States : Association for Information Science and Technology, 2013. pp. 1-10
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    Afzal W. Rethinking information privacy-security: Does it really matter? In Grove A, editor, Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology: Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries. 1 ed. Vol. 50. United States: Association for Information Science and Technology. 2013. p. 1-10