Marie Caroline Oetzel

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For companies that develop and operate IT applications that process the personal data of customers and employees, a major problem is protecting this data and preventing privacy breaches. Failure to adequately address this problem can result in considerable damage to the company’s reputation and finances, as well as negative effects for customers or(More)
A major problem for companies that develop and operate IT applications that process personal data of customers and employees is to ensure the protection of this data and to prevent privacy breaches. Failure to adequately address this problem can result in considerable reputational and financial damages for the company as well as for affected data subjects.(More)
In this paper we present early results from a study, which aims at understanding the privacy paradox from a social representations perspective. After identifying adequate stimulus words with the help of a preliminary study, we conducted the main study using an online questionnaire. Participants were instructed to associate freely to the given stimulus(More)
Privacy and security are relevant topics in both -- research and practice. Although they are often used together, implicitly assuming that they represent the same concept, they actually represent different concepts that are closely related. First, this paper presents a way to differentiate between these two topics from a conceptual point of view.(More)
Privacy and security are important topics in research and business. This work on one hand offers a way to differentiate these two topics and provides information about different privacy regulations already existing in Europe and the US. We clarify definitions of information privacy and state that privacy and security are not the same, although most(More)
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