Protection of Information and the Right to Privacy - A New Equilibrium?

Protection of Information and the Right to Privacy - A New Equilibrium?

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This book presents the latest research on the challenges and solutions affecting the equilibrium between freedom of speech, freedom of information, information security and the right to informational privacy. Given the complexity of the topics addressed, the book shows how old legal and ethical frameworks may need to be not only updated, but also supplemented and complemented by new conceptual solutions. Neither a conservative attitude ("more of the same") nor a revolutionary zeal ("never seen before") is likely to lead to satisfactory solutions. Instead, more reflection and better conceptual design are needed, not least to harmonise different perspectives and legal frameworks internationally. The focus of the book is on how we may reconcile high levels of information security with robust degrees of informational privacy, also in connection with recent challenges presented by phenomena such as "big data" and security scandals, as well as new legislation initiatives, such as those concerning "the right to be forgotten" and the use of personal data in biomedical research. The book seeks to offer analyses and solutions of the new tensions, in order to build a fair, shareable and sustainable balance in this vital area of human interactions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 11.18mm | 3,731g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 2014 ed.
  • 12 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 144 p. 12 illus.
  • 3319057197
  • 9783319057194
  • 2,584,491

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This book presents the latest research on the challenges and solutions affecting the equilibrium between freedom of speech, freedom of information, information security, and the right to informational privacy. Given the complexity of the topics addressed, the book shows how old legal and ethical frameworks may need to be not only updated, but also supplemented and complemented by new conceptual solutions. Neither a conservative attitude ("more of the same") nor a revolutionary zeal ("never seen before") is likely to lead to satisfactory solutions. Instead, more reflection and better conceptual design are needed, not least to harmonise different perspectives and legal frameworks internationally. The focus of the book is on how we may reconcile high levels of information security with robust degrees of informational privacy, also in connection with recent challenges presented by phenomena such as "big data" and security scandals, as well as new legislation initiatives, such as those concerning "the right to be forgotten" and the use of personal data in biomedical research. The book seeks to offer analyses and solutions of the new tensions, in order to build a fair, shareable, and sustainable balance in this vital area of human interactions. ​
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Table of contents

Preface; Luciano Floridi.- Biographies.- The right to be forgotten: dynamics of privacy and publicity; Giovanni Sartor.- Legal memories and the right to be forgotten; Ugo Pagallo and Massimo Durante.- Location Data, Purpose Binding and Contextual Integrity: What's the Message?; Mireille Hildebrandt.- With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Proposed Principles of Digital Due Process for ICT Companies; Dawn Nunziato.- The Political Economy of Data: EU Privacy Regulation and the International Redistribution of Its Costs; Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.- The Rise of the MASs; Luciano Floridi.- An Ethical Framework for Information Warfare; Mariarosaria Taddeo.- Index.
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About Luciano Floridi

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Herfordshire, where he holds the Research Chair in Philosophy of Information, and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford. He is the founder and director of the Oxford University Information Ethics Research Group. His research interests include the philosophy of information, information and computer ethics, epistemology and philosophy of logic, and the history and philosophy of scepticism.
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