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Understanding Privacy

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$29.00 • £25.95 • €26.95

ISBN 9780674035072

Publication Date: 03/30/2010


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration


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  • Preface
  • 1. Privacy: A Concept in Disarray
    • Privacy: An Issue of Global Concern
    • Technology and the Rising Concern over Privacy
    • The Concept of Privacy
    • A New Theory of Privacy
  • 2. Theories of Privacy and Their Shortcomings
    • Methods of Conceptualizing
    • Conceptions of Privacy
    • Can Privacy Be Conceptualized?
  • 3. Reconstructing Privacy
    • Method
    • Generality
    • Variability
    • Focus
  • 4. The Value of Privacy
    • The Virtues and Vices of Privacy
    • Theories of the Valuation of Privacy
    • The Social Value of Privacy
    • Privacy’s Pluralistic Value
  • 5. A Taxonomy of Privacy
    • Information Collection
    • Information Processing
    • Information Dissemination
    • Invasion
  • 6. Privacy: A New Understanding
    • The Nature of Privacy Problems
    • Privacy and Cultural Difference
    • The Benefits of a Pluralistic Conception of Privacy
    • The Future of Privacy
  • Notes
  • Index

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