Information Privacy Research: An Interdisciplinary Review

  title={Information Privacy Research: An Interdisciplinary Review},
  author={H. Jeff Smith and Tamara Dinev and Heng Xu},
  journal={MIS Q.},
To date, many important threads of information privacy research have developed, but these threads have not been woven together into a cohesive fabric. This paper provides an interdisciplinary review of privacy-related research in order to enable a more cohesive treatment. With a sample of 320 privacy articles and 128 books and book sections, we classify previous literature in two ways: (1) using an ethics-based nomenclature of normative, purely descriptive, and empirically descriptive, and (2… 

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