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Against the Hypothesis of the End of Privacy

An Agent-Based Modelling Approach to Social Media

Authors: Tubaro, Paola, Casilli, Antonio A, Sarabi, Yasaman

  • Develops a comprehensive approach to apprehend online privacy in its social context
  • Includes a summary overview of scientific literature and public debates on online privacy issues
  • Provides insight into social media users’ behavior that can be leveraged for public policy purposes
  • Offers recommendations for organizations to design sustainable privacy policies
  • Is complemented by a freely downloadable computer simulation software code
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About this book

Several prominent public voices have advanced the hypothesis that networked communications erode the value of privacy in favor of a transparent connected existence. Especially younger generations are often described as prone to live "open digital lives". This hypothesis has raised considerable controversy, polarizing the reaction of its critics as well as of its partisans. But how likely is the "end of privacy"? Under which conditions might this scenario come to be? What are the business and policy implications? How to ethically assess risks and opportunities? To shed light on the co-evolution and mutual dependencies of networked structures and individual and collective strategies towards privacy, this book innovatively uses cutting-edge methods in computational social sciences to study the formation and maintenance of online social networks. The findings confound common arguments and clearly indicate that Internet and social media do not necessarily entail the end of privacy. Publicity is not "the new norm": quite to the contrary, the book makes the case that privacy is a resilient social force, resulting from a set of interconnected behaviors of Internet users.

About the authors

Paola Tubaro is a senior lecturer at the Business School of the University of Greenwich in London, UK, and an associate researcher at Centre Maurice Halbwachs (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris, France. She is a specialist in social and organizational network analysis.

Antonio A. Casilli is an associate professor at Telecom Paristech (Institut Mines-Télecom) and a researcher at the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France. His latest book is Les liaisons numériques (Digital relationships), Seuil, Paris, 2010.

Yasaman Sarabi is a doctoral candidate at the Business School of the University of Greenwich in London, UK. Her research is focused on business network analysis of multinational private water companies.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Background: The Origins, Development and Implications of the `End-of-Privacy’ Hypothesis

    Tubaro, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • The Role of Corporate Actors: The Dilemma of Privacy Monetization

    Tubaro, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 7-14

  • Stakeholders and Their Actions

    Tubaro, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • Three Approaches to Privacy: As Penetration, Regulation, and Negotiation

    Tubaro, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 23-27

  • Modeling a Complex World Using Agent-Based Simulations

    Tubaro, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-02456-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02455-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Against the Hypothesis of the End of Privacy
Book Subtitle
An Agent-Based Modelling Approach to Social Media
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Digital Spaces
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02456-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02456-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-02455-4
Series ISSN
2193-5890
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 57
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics