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Discourse and Security Practice (SECURIT)

Research project
Inactive research
Project period
2012 - 2017
Project owner
The Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI

Financier
The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

Short description

The project consisted of two sub-studies. The first sub-study shows that value conflicts often arise in the development of e-health technology, where personal integrity is sometimes perceived as an obstacle to achieving goals such as better care and resource efficiency.

The second sub-study shows that there is a high acceptance for whistleblowing within organizations. However, the acceptance that employees go to the media to reveal serious misconduct within the organization (i.e. exercising freedom of expression) is low.

The project's results indicate a need to develop guidelines and policies for development in areas where information security is in focus, so that fundamental democratic values, such as personal integrity and whistleblowing, are better taken into account.