Culture Influences to Information Privacy

Speaker:  Wan Abdul Rahim Bin Wan Mohd Isa – Shah Alam, Malaysia
Topic(s):  Security and Privacy


There is strong inclination on the importance of knowledge management (KM) concept and role towards ensuring components such as ethics and culture are relevant to the applications development, implementation and maintenance. However, less is understood on the relationship between culture and information privacy. The aim of this study is to investigate the cultural influences to privacy by using Malaysia’s computer professionals’ self-regulatory efficacy concerning information privacy practices and Islamic culture, as the case study. This study adapts the theoretical frameworks of ‘Islamic Cultural Dimensions’ and ‘Information Privacy Self-Regulatory Efficacy Dimensions’. The survey forms were sent to Muslims working in computer or Information Technology (IT) fields in Malaysia, with at least one year working experience. A total of 435 data were being analysed by using Ordinal Regression Analysis. The findings include: (i) a conceptual framework of ‘information privacy self-regulatory efficacy dimensions’ and ‘cultural dimensions’, and (ii) empirical findings on the mixture of a positive and negative empirical relationship on the culture influence to the self-regulatory efficacy towards safeguarding information privacy. Future work may involve incorporating the knowledge management concepts into information privacy and culture model to aid the application’s development, implementation, maintenance and usage.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  30
Duration:  20 - 50 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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