Privacy in context : technology, policy, and the integrity of social life

TitlePrivacy in context : technology, policy, and the integrity of social life
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsNissenbaum, HF
Paginationxiv, 288 p.
PublisherStanford Law Books
Place PublishedStanford, Calif.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780804752367
Accession Number436310287
Call NumberLC: JC596.2.U6; Dewey: 323.44/80973
Keywordsinformation , Informationstechnik , Integrit , Pers , Privacy , Right , SOCIAL , USA , Whitman
AbstractPrivacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated is not the act of sharing information itself - most people understand that this is crucial to social life - but the inappropriate, improper sharing of information. Arguing that privacy concerns should not be limited solely to concern about control over personal information, Helen Nissenbaum counters that information ought to be distributed and protected according to norms governing distinct social contexts - whether it be workplace, health care, schools, or among family and friends. She warns that basic distinctions between public and private, informing many current privacy policies, in fact obscure more than they clarify. In truth, contemporary information systems should alarm us only when they function without regard for social norms and values, and thereby weaken the fabric of social life.
Notes24 cm.Keeping track and watching over us -- Knowing us better than we know ourselves : massive and deep databases -- Capacity to spread and find everything, everywhere -- Locating the value in privacy -- Privacy in private -- Puzzles, paradoxes, and privacy in public -- Contexts, informational norms, actors, attributes, and transmission principles -- Breaking rules for good -- Privacy rights in context : applying the framework.Includes bibliographical references and index.Helen Nissenbaum. More Records: Show record informationBook
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