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The Making of an Issue

James B. Rule

in Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195307832
eISBN:
9780199944040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307832.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the concept of privacy, which is defined as the exercise of a genuine option to withhold information on one's self. The discussion is concerned with the question of why people ... More


The Crisis of Privacy and Sacrifice of Personal Data in the Name of National Security: CJEU Rulings Strengthening EU Data Protection Standards

Irena Nesterova

in How International Law Works in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849667
eISBN:
9780191883941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849667.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations in 2013 raised the issue of privacy and security in the public spotlight. These revelations underlined the need for a strong data protection framework. At ... More


Openness and Secrecy: The Essential Tension of Government-Held Information

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0009
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Governments collect and create enormous amounts of information, some of which is publicly available, but most of which remains hidden from view. In addition to information marked secret, there are ... More


Encryption as a Human Right

David Casacuberta and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, the philosopher David Casacuberta starts out by reflecting on how, with the advent of digital technologies, people’s rights are threatened by new problems that require new ... More


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