Privacy violations are an important unintended consequence of digitalization. Privacy and security have been studied within single, or a limited set of, organizations thus providing only a limited perspective of the nature of the phenomenon. Further, emerging technology developments related to platforms, IoT and big data may introduce new threats to security and privacy. In this paper we analyse 835 records of privacy violations in Norway. This allows us to report on the nature and consequences of privacy violations from a large number of cases based on a rich and current set of data. We apply a sequential mixed-method to explore the data set and theorize on the impact of digitalization on privacy. Our research contributes to an improved understanding of security and privacy concerns associated with digitalization.
Flak, Leif Skiftenes; Sæbø, Øystein; and Spagnoletti, Paolo, "Privacy violations in light of digital transformation: insights from data breaches in Norway" (2019). WISP 2019 Proceedings. 9.