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

Floridi, Luciano (Ed.)

2014, XVII, 144 p. 12 illus.

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  • Offers interdisciplinary and comprehensive analyses of both theoretical and applied problems
  • Presents an explicit focus on legal, ethical and policy-making analyses and solutions
  • Enables readers to identify clearly key issues and approaches in the debate on the new equilibrium
  • First collection of essays to address the problem of the new equilibrium head-on

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. ​

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cyber threats - Digital due process for ICT companies - EU General Data Privacy Regulation - Free speech and the Internet - Freedom of information - Freedom of speech - Human rights - Hyperhistory - Information and Computer Ethics - Information ethics - Information society - Internet and Society - Legal informatics and Legal Theory - Paradox of tolerance - Privacy and publicity - Problem of equilibria - Protection of Information - Right to Privacy - Right to be forgotten - Right to oblivion - Security of location data and contextual integrity

Related subjects » Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - General Issues - International, Foreign and Comparative Law

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