Linking loose ends: an interdisciplinary privacy and communication model

  • In the recent decades, privacy scholarship has made significant progress. Most of it was achieved in monodisciplinary works. However, privacy has a deeply interdisciplinary nature. Most importantly, societies as well as individuals experience privacy as being influenced by legal, technical, and social norms and structures. In this article, we hence attempt to connect insights of different academic disciplines into a joint model, an Interdisciplinary Privacy and Communication Model. The model differentiates four different elements: communication context, protection needs, threat and risk analysis, as well as protection enforcement. On the one hand, with this model, we aim to describe how privacy unfolds. On the other hand, the model also prescribes how privacy can be furnished and regulated. As such, the model contributes to a general understanding of privacy as a theoretical guide and offers a practical basis to address new challenges of the digital age.

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Author:Katharina Bräunlich, Tobias Dienlin, Johannes Eichenhofer, Paula Helm, Sabine Trepte, Rüdiger Grimm, Sandra Seubert, Christoph Gusy
Parent Title (English):New media & society
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2020/02/12
Date of first Publication:2020/02/12
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/08/18
Tag:communication; interdisciplinary; legal; model; privacy; social; technical
Page Number:22
First Page:1443
Last Page:1464
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht