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- DescriptionPrivacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information techlogy and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated is t 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 t be limited solely to concern about control over personal information, Helen Nissenbaum counters that information ought to be distributed and protected according to rms 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 rms and values, and thereby weaken the fabric of social life.
- Author BiographyHelen 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).
- Author(s)Helen F. Nissenbaum
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication24/11/2009
- SubjectComputing: Professional & Programming
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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