Information Systems Security and Privacy


Privacy and security are important topics in research and business. This work on one hand offers a way to differentiate thesetwo topics and provides information about different privacy regulations already existing in Europe and the US. We clarifydefinitions of information privacy and state that privacy and security are not the same, although most companies do notdifferentiate. A content analysis conducted in 2008 and 2011 of B2C-companies’ websites is used to demonstrate howinterweaved these two terms and the representation of terms and conditions (T&C) are presented. The data is analyzed interms of numbers, how often links to the topics exist; positioning, where these links are located on the web pages; andidentifiers, which represent the topics privacy, security, and T&C. Based on this information, the relation between privacy,security, and T&C is analyzed and interpreted.