Designing spheres of informational justice

Ethics and Information Technology 11 (3):175-179 (2009)
J. van den Hoven suggested to analyse privacy from the perspective of informational justice, whereby he referred to the concept of distributive justice presented by M. Walzer in “ Spheres of Justice ”. In “privacy as contextual integrity” Helen Nissenbaum did also point to Walzer’s approach of complex equality as well to van den Hoven’s concept. In this article I will analyse the challenges of applying Walzer’s concept to issues of informational privacy. I will also discuss the possibilities of framing privacy from the point of the “art of separation” by looking at the intersection of information infrastructures and institutions.
Keywords Informational justice   Michael Walzer   Privacy   Spheres of justice
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DOI 10.1007/s10676-009-9200-3
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