Informational Privacy

Richard A. Spinello

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195307955
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Informational Privacy

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This article looks at the issues of informational privacy or data privacy. It discusses the problems brought about by the arrival of cybertechnology, which created many business opportunities but threatened personal privacy. It proposes a definition for information privacy and suggests that the restricted access/limited control theory best captures the concept of informational privacy. It argues that privacy is also a moral right and in protecting these rights, policy makers should be guided by principles of transparency and informed consent so that users can properly control access to their data.

Keywords: informational privacy; data privacy; cybertechnology; restricted access; limited control; moral right; access control

Article.  11095 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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