What is the appropriate balance between privacy, security, and accountability? What do we owe each other in terms of information sharing and access? Why is privacy valuable and is it more or less important than other values like security or free speech? Is Edward Snowden a hero or villain?
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.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 232 x 151 x 19 mm
Privacy, Security, and Accountability is a terrific collection of essays by leading thinkers on privacy and security. These essays explore philosophically the role of privacy and security in democratic society. The chapters have depth and tackle the enduring questions in insightful and interesting ways. Rich with theory, the book is also accessible and timely. -- Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School and author of Understanding Privacy
This is a very timely collection, with an impressive line-up of contemporary privacy scholars. With its focus on problems in surveillance and security, Adam Moore compiles a singularly interesting volume - a contribution of exceeding importance for current and future debates, in academia as well as in society at large. -- Beate Roessler, Professor of Ethics, University of Amsterdam