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The model of contextual integrity which Nissenbaum posits in chapter 7 of her book Privacy in Context offers a good benchmark for determining whether the blogs by Washingtonienne and the Phantom Professor described in Daniel Solove’s chapter “Gossip and The Virtues of Knowing Less” can be justly deemed violations of privacy over the public medium of the … Continue reading
New technology makes old problems of privacy more complex (Godkin: curiosity was the “chief enemy of privacy in modern life”). 1890: Lawyers Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis wrote “The Right to Privacy,” advocating that the law could provide solutions to violation of privacy. In particular, they laid grounds for a tort remedy – being able … Continue reading
Privacy in Canada is primarily regulated through two federal laws, the Privacy Act—regulating government and public sector institutions—and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)—regulating certain private sector, profit and not-for-profit organizations. The Privacy Act (1983) puts restrictions upon “the collection, use and disclosure of personal information” (Office of the Privacy Commissioner Of … Continue reading
Privacy is a fraught term just as democracy, especially the free speech argument that underlies it. It is difficult to pinpoint what constitutes privacy and where the private/public borderline begin, end or collapse and overlap. Different people in different contexts consider privacy differently (time and situation, culture, individual and community values and interests), Thus privacy … Continue reading
When a user signs up for a WordPress.com account, he agrees to the “fascinating terms of service,” as the people at Auttomatic, Inc. describe them. The very first paragraph of these fairly short and easy to read terms of service, after encouraging the users to express themselves freely, reminds them to be responsible in what … Continue reading
Discusses the “Birth of the Blog” and whether those participating are participating as journalists or diarists Identifies a problem with “diarists” as those who are blogging are “getting younger and younger” (24) Questions the strength of online connections stating that “Frew social network sties allow users to distinguish between close friends and mere acquaintances” (27) … Continue reading
Chapter 4: Locating the Value in Privacy Ruth Gavison (1980) argues that a neutral conception of privacy, without any inherent value judgements, is important because it allows us to discuss privacy independently of whether that privacy is good or bad, acknowledging that different levels of privacy may be better or worse in different contexts Jeroen … Continue reading