David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Information Technology 3 (2):129-135 (2001)
Solutions to the problem ofprotecting informational privacy in cyberspacetend to fall into one of three categories:technological solutions, self-regulatorysolutions, and legislative solutions. In thispaper, I suggest that the legal protection ofthe right to online privacy within the USshould be strengthened. Traditionally, inidentifying where support can be found in theUS Constitution for a right to informationalprivacy, the point of focus has been on theFourth Amendment; protection in this contextfinds its moral basis in personal liberty,personal dignity, self-esteem, and othervalues. On the other hand, the constitutionalright to privacy first established by Griswoldv. Connecticut finds its moral basis largelyin a single value, the value of autonomy ofdecision-making. I propose that an expandedconstitutional right to informational privacy,responsive to the escalating threats posed toonline privacy by developments in informationaltechnology, would be more likely to find asolid moral basis in the value of autonomyassociated with the constitutional right toprivacy found in Griswold than in the varietyof values forming the moral basis for the rightto privacy backed by the Fourth Amendment.
|Keywords||autonomy cyberspace European Union Data Protection Directive informational privacy moral value of privacy online privacy privacy rights technology US Constitution|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
David W. Shoemaker (2010). Self-Exposure and Exposure of the Self: Informational Privacy and the Presentation of Identity. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 12 (1):3-15.
Brian Roux & Michael Falgoust (2013). Information Ethics in the Context of Smart Devices. Ethics and Information Technology 15 (3):183-194.
Diane P. Michelfelder (2010). Philosophy, Privacy, and Pervasive Computing. AI and Society 25 (1):61-70.
Similar books and articles
Rafael Capurro (2005). Privacy. An Intercultural Perspective. Ethics and Information Technology 7 (1):37-47.
Steven Davis (2009). Is There a Right to Privacy? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (4):450-475.
Gloria González Fuster (2010). Inaccuracy as a Privacy-Enhancing Tool. Ethics and Information Technology 12 (1):87-95.
Ferdinand David Schoeman (ed.) (1984). Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy: An Anthology. Cambridge University Press.
Alan Rubel (2011). The Particularized Judgment Account of Privacy. Res Publica 17 (3):275-290.
Elin Palm (2009). Privacy Expectations at Work—What is Reasonable and Why? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (2):201 - 215.
David Matheson (2007). Unknowableness and Informational Privacy. Journal of Philosophical Research 32:251-267.
Luciano Floridi (2005). The Ontological Interpretation of Informational Privacy. Ethics and Information Technology 7 (4):185-200.
Mark Alfino & G. Randolph Mayes (2003). Reconstructing the Right to Privacy. Social Theory & Practice 29 (1):1-18.
Luciano Floridi (2006). Four Challenges for a Theory of Informational Privacy. Ethics and Information Technology 8 (3):109-119.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #89,481 of 1,096,702 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #73,267 of 1,096,702 )
How can I increase my downloads?