Within democratic societies, privacy, security, and accountability are seen as important values that must be balanced appropriately. If there is too much privacy, then there may be too little accountability – and more alarmingly, too little security. On the other hand, where there is too little privacy, individuals may not have the space to grow, experiment, and engage in practices not generally accepted by the majority. Moreover, allowing overly limited control over access to and uses of private places and information may itself be a threat to security.
By clarifying the moral, legal, and social foundations of privacy, security, and accountability, this book helps determine the appropriate balance between these contested values. Twelve specially commissioned essays provide the ideal resource for students and academics in information and applied ethics.
Introduction: The Value of Privacy, Security, and Accountability, Adam D. Moore and Michael A. Katell / 1. The Duty to Protect Your Own Privacy, Anita Allen / 2. Respect for Context as a Benchmark for Privacy Online: What it is and isn’t, Helen Nissenbaum / 3. Privacy and the Dead, James S. Taylor / 4. Connecting Informational, Fourth Amendment, and Constitutional Privacy, Judith Wagner DeCew / 5. Privacy, Freedom of Speech and the Sexual Lives of Office Holders, Dorota Mokrosinska / 6. Democracy, Privacy, and Security, Annabelle Lever / 7. Transparency for Democracy: The Case of Open Government Data, Kay Mathieson / 8. Why Security Trumps Privacy, Kenneth Einar Himma / 9. Why Privacy and Accountability Trump Security, Adam D. Moore / 10. Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability in the NSA’s Bulk Metadata Program, Alan Rubel / 11. Mass Surveillance, Privacy, and Freedom: A Case for Public Access to Government Surveillance Information, Bryce Newell / 12. Post-911 Government Surveillance, Suppression & Secrecy, Nadine Strossen / Selected Bibliography / Index
Anita L. Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA; Helen Nissenbaum, Professor, Information Law Institute, New York University, USA; James Stacy Taylor, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The College of New Jersey, USA; Judith Wagner DeCew, Professor of Philosophy, Clark University, USA; Dorota Mokrosinska, Research Fellow, University of the Netherlands; Annabelle Lever, Associate Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland;
Kay Mathieson, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, USA; Kenneth Himma, Visiting Professor, Law School, University of Washington, USA; Alan Rubel, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA; Bryce C. Newell, Tilburg, University/University of Washington, USA; Mike Katell, Information School and the Tech Policy Lab, University of Washington; Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School, USA