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  1. Ethics and Technology: Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and Communication Technology.Herman T. Tavani - 2003 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 33 (3):1.
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  2. Philosophical Theories of Privacy: Implications for an Adequate Online Privacy Policy.Herman T. Tavani - 2007 - Metaphilosophy 38 (1):1–22.
    This essay critically examines some classic philosophical and legal theories of privacy, organized into four categories: the nonintrusion, seclusion, limitation, and control theories of privacy. Although each theory includes one or more important insights regarding the concept of privacy, I argue that each falls short of providing an adequate account of privacy. I then examine and defend a theory of privacy that incorporates elements of the classic theories into one unified theory: the Restricted Access/Limited Control (RALC) theory of privacy. Using (...)
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    The Uniqueness Debate in Computer Ethics: What Exactly is at Issue, and Why Does It Matter? [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2002 - Ethics and Information Technology 4 (1):37-54.
    The purpose of this essay is to determinewhat exactly is meant by the claimcomputer ethics is unique, a position thatwill henceforth be referred to as the CEIUthesis. A brief sketch of the CEIU debate is provided,and an empirical case involving a recentincident of cyberstalking is briefly consideredin order to illustrate some controversialpoints of contention in that debate. To gain aclearer understanding of what exactly isasserted in the various claims about theuniqueness of computer ethics, and to avoidmany of the confusions currently (...)
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  4. Privacy Protection, Control of Information, and Privacy-Enhancing Technologies.Herman T. Tavani & James H. Moor - 2001 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 31 (1):6-11.
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    Trust and Multi-Agent Systems: Applying the Diffuse, Default Model of Trust to Experiments Involving Artificial Agents. [REVIEW]Jeff Buechner & Herman T. Tavani - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (1):39-51.
    We argue that the notion of trust, as it figures in an ethical context, can be illuminated by examining research in artificial intelligence on multi-agent systems in which commitment and trust are modeled. We begin with an analysis of a philosophical model of trust based on Richard Holton’s interpretation of P. F. Strawson’s writings on freedom and resentment, and we show why this account of trust is difficult to extend to artificial agents (AAs) as well as to other non-human entities. (...)
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    Floridi’s Ontological Theory of Informational Privacy: Some Implications and Challenges. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):155-166.
    This essay critically analyzes Luciano Floridi’s ontological theory of informational privacy. Organized into two main parts, Part I examines some key foundational components of Floridi’s privacy theory and it considers some of the ways in which his framework purports to be superior to alternative theories of informational privacy. Part II poses two specific challenges for Floridi’s theory of informational privacy, arguing that an adequate privacy theory should be able to: (i) differentiate informational privacy from other kinds of privacy, including psychological (...)
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  7. Locke, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Information Commons.Herman T. Tavani - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (2):87-97.
    This paper examines the question whether, and to what extent, John Locke’s classic theory of property can be applied to the current debate involving intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the information commons. Organized into four main sections, Section 1 includes a brief exposition of Locke’s arguments for the just appropriation of physical objects and tangible property. In Section 2, I consider some challenges involved in extending Locke’s labor theory of property to the debate about IPRs and digital information. In Section (...)
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  8. Informational Privacy, Data Mining, and the Internet.Herman T. Tavani - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (2):137-145.
    Privacy concerns involving data mining are examined in terms of four questions: What exactly is data mining? How does data mining raise concerns for personal privacy? How do privacy concerns raised by data mining differ from those concerns introduced by traditional information-retrieval techniques in computer databases? How do privacy concerns raised by mining personal data from the Internet differ from those concerns introduced by mining such data from data warehouses? It is argued that the practice of using data-mining techniques, whether (...)
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    Genomic Research and Data-Mining Technology: Implications for Personal Privacy and Informed Consent.Herman T. Tavani - 2004 - Ethics and Information Technology 6 (1):15-28.
    This essay examines issues involving personal privacy and informed consent that arise at the intersection of information and communication technology and population genomics research. I begin by briefly examining the ethical, legal, and social implications program requirements that were established to guide researchers working on the Human Genome Project. Next I consider a case illustration involving deCODE Genetics, a privately owned genetics company in Iceland, which raises some ethical concerns that are not clearly addressed in the current ELSI guidelines. The (...)
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    The State of Computer Ethics as a Philosophical Field of Inquiry: Some Contemporary Perspectives, Future Projections, and Current Resources. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2001 - Ethics and Information Technology 3 (2):97-108.
    The present article focusesupon three aspects of computer ethics as aphilosophical field: contemporary perspectives,future projections, and current resources.Several topics are covered, including variouscomputer ethics methodologies, the `uniqueness'of computer ethics questions, and speculationsabout the impact of globalization and theinternet. Also examined is the suggestion thatcomputer ethics may `disappear' in the future.Finally, there is a brief description ofcomputer ethics resources, such as journals,textbooks, conferences and associations.
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    P2p Networks and the Verizon V. RIAA Case: Implications for Personal Privacy and Intellectual Property. [REVIEW]Frances S. Grodzinsky & Herman T. Tavani - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (4):243-250.
    In this paper, we examine some ethical implications of a controversial court decision in the United States involving Verizon (an Internet Service Provider or ISP) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In particular, we analyze the impacts this decision has for personal privacy and intellectual property. We begin with a brief description of the controversies and rulings in this case. This is followed by a look at some of the challenges that peer-to-peer (P2P) systems, used to share digital (...)
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    Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry.Deborah G. Johnson, James H. Moor & Herman T. Tavani - 2000 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 30 (4):6-9.
  13. KDD, Data Mining, and the Challenge for Normative Privacy.Herman T. Tavani - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (4):265-273.
    The present study examines certain challenges that KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases) in general and data mining in particular pose for normative privacy and public policy. In an earlier work (see Tavani, 1999), I argued that certain applications of data-mining technology involving the manipulation of personal data raise special privacy concerns. Whereas the main purpose of the earlier essay was to show what those specific privacy concerns are and to describe how exactly those concerns have been introduced by the use (...)
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    Ethical Reflections on the Digital Divide.Herman T. Tavani - 2003 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 1 (2):99-108.
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    Cyberstalking, Personal Privacy, and Moral Responsibility.Herman T. Tavani & Frances S. Grodzinsky - 2002 - Ethics and Information Technology 4 (2):123-132.
    This essay examines some ethical aspects of stalkingincidents in cyberspace. Particular attention is focused on the Amy Boyer/Liam Youens case of cyberstalking, which has raised a number of controversial ethical questions. We limit our analysis to three issues involving this particular case. First, we suggest that the privacy of stalking victims is threatened because of the unrestricted access to on-linepersonal information, including on-line public records, currently available to stalkers. Second, we consider issues involving moral responsibility and legal liability for Internet (...)
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    Trust, Betrayal, and Whistle-Blowing.Herman T. Tavani & Frances S. Grodzinsky - 2014 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 44 (3):8-13.
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    Online File Sharing: Resolving the Tensions Between Privacy and Property Interests.Frances S. Grodzinsky & Herman T. Tavani - 2008 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 38 (4):28-39.
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    Can We Develop Artificial Agents Capable of Making Good Moral Decisions?: Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen: Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong, Oxford University Press, 2009, Xi + 273 Pp, ISBN: 978-0-19-537404-9.Herman T. Tavani - 2011 - Minds and Machines 21 (3):465-474.
  19. Moral Arrogance.Herman T. Tavani - 2007 - Metaphilosophy 38 (4):365-419.
     
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    The Internet, Ethical Values, and Conceptual Frameworks: An Introduction to Cyberethics.Richard A. Spinello & Herman T. Tavani - 2001 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 31 (2):5-7.
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  21. Introduction to Computer Ethics: Philosophy Enquiry. [REVIEW]Deborah G. Johnson, James H. Moor & Herman T. Tavani - 2001 - Ethics and Information Technology 3 (1):1-2.
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    Recent Works in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ethics.Herman T. Tavani - 2002 - Ethics and Information Technology 4 (2):169-175.
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    Some Ethical Reflections on Cyberstalking.Frances S. Grodzinsky & Herman T. Tavani - 2002 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 32 (1):22-32.
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    Computer Ethics Textbooks: A Thirty-Year Retrospective.Herman T. Tavani - 1999 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 29 (3):26-31.
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    Cyberethics Biliography 2001: A Select List of Recent Works.Herman T. Tavani - 2001 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 31 (2):30-36.
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    Levels of Trust in the Context of Machine Ethics.Herman T. Tavani - 2015 - Philosophy and Technology 28 (1):75-90.
    Are trust relationships involving humans and artificial agents possible? This controversial question has become a hotly debated topic in the emerging field of machine ethics. Employing a model of trust advanced by Buechner and Tavani :39–51, 2011), I argue that the “short answer” to this question is yes. However, I also argue that a more complete and nuanced answer will require us to articulate the various levels of trust that are also possible in environments comprising both human agents and AAs. (...)
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    Computer Ethics as a Field of Applied Ethics.Herman T. Tavani - 2012 - Journal of Information Ethics 21 (2):52-70.
    The present essay includes an overview of key milestones in the development of computer ethics as a field of applied ethics. It also describes the ongoing debate about the proper scope of CE, as a subfield both in applied ethics and computer science. Following a brief description of the cluster of ethical issues that CE scholars and practitioners have generally considered to be the standard or "mainstream" issues comprising the field thus far, the essay speculates about the future direction of (...)
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    Search Engines, Personal Information and the Problem of Privacy in Public.Herman T. Tavani - 2005 - International Review of Information Ethics 3:39-45.
    The purpose of this paper is to show how certain uses of search-engine technology raise concerns for personal privacy. In particular, we examine some privacy implications involving the use of search engines to acquire information about persons. We consider both a hypothetical scenario and an actual case in which one or more search engines are used to find information about an individual. In analyzing these two cases, we note that both illustrate an existing problem that has been exacerbated by the (...)
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    ICT Ethics Bibliography 2004: A Select List of Recent Books. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2004 - Ethics and Information Technology 6 (2):141-144.
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    Metabibliography of Computers, Ethics, and Society: An Annotated Bibliography of Bibliographies.Herman T. Tavani - 1997 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 27 (1):19-21.
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    Computer Ethics in the Post-September 11 World.Herman T. Tavani, Frances S. Grodzinsky & Richard A. Spinello - 2003 - Ethics and Information Technology 5 (4):181-182.
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    Privacy Online.Herman T. Tavani - 1999 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 29 (4):11-19.
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    ICT Ethics Bibliography 2006–2008: A Select List of Recent Books. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (1):85-88.
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    Editorial: Moral Luck, Social Networking Sites, and Trust on the Web. [REVIEW]Maria C. Bottis, Frances S. Grodzinsky & Herman T. Tavani - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (4):297-298.
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    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ethics: A Bibliography of Recent Books. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2001 - Ethics and Information Technology 3 (1):77-81.
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    Defining the Boundaries of Computer Crime: Piracy, Break-Ins, and Sabotage in Cyberspace.Herman T. Tavani - 2000 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 30 (3):3-9.
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    ICT Ethics Bibliography 2005: A Select List of Recent Books. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (3):181-182.
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    Genomics, Ethics, and ICT.Ann Backus, Richard A. Spinello & Herman T. Tavani - 2004 - Ethics and Information Technology 6 (1):1-3.
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    Recent Books on or Related to ICT Ethics.Herman T. Tavani - 2003 - Ethics and Information Technology 5 (3):177-180.
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    Recent Books and Proceedings on Ethics and Information Technology.Herman T. Tavani - 2000 - Ethics and Information Technology 2 (1):77-83.
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    Cyberethics and the Future of Computing.Herman T. Tavani - 1996 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 26 (2):22-29.
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    Book Review: Virtual Reality by Howard Rheingold. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 1997 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 27 (4):31-32.
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    Cyberethics bibliography 2005.Herman T. Tavani - 2005 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 35 (3):3.
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    Crossing Boundaries: Ethics in Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Relations: Selected Papers From the CEPE 2011 Conference.Elizabeth A. Buchanan & Herman T. Tavani - 2013 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 43 (1):6-8.
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    The Consent Process in Medical Research Involving DNA Databanks: Some Ethical Implications and Challenges.Herman T. Tavani & Maria Bottis - 2010 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 40 (2):11-21.
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    Announcements.Herman T. Tavani - 2000 - Ethics and Information Technology 2 (4):251-255.
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    Journals and Periodicals on Computers, Ethics & Society.Herman T. Tavani - 1997 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 27 (2):20-26.
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    ICT Ethics Bibliography 2009–2011: A Select List of Recent Books. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (4):379-382.
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    Book Review: Technology and the Future, Edited by Albert H. Teich. [REVIEW]Herman T. Tavani - 1995 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 25 (3):39-40.
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    Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry.Herman T. Tavani & Lucas D. Introna - 1999 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 29 (1):4-8.
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