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    DescriptionPrivacy 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.

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    Privacy in Context
    Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helen F. Nissenbaum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780804752374
    ISBN 10: 0804752370

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    LC classification: JC596.2.U5 N57 2010
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    Stanford University Press
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    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    25 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Author Information
    Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science and Senior Fellow of the Information Law Institute at New York University. She is the coeditor of Academy and the Internet (2004) and Computers, Ethics, and Social Values (1995), and the author of Emotion and Focus (1985).
    Review quote
    "Privacy in Context is a major achievement. It is rare for anyone to come into a field so well plowed and make a genuine contribution. Practical and oriented to the world and its social practices, rather than to abstractions or formal claims, contextual integrity is a concept both rich and detailed, with which any serious debate about privacy in the networked environment must now engage." - Yochai Benkler, Harvard University, author of The Wealth of Networks"