Ethics in an age of surveillance : personal information and virtual identities / Adam HenschkePublisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017Edition: 1st edDescription: 324 pISBN: 9781107130012Subject(s): Intelligence service | Electronic surveillance | Confidential communications | Personal information management | Online identities | Privacy, Right of | LAW / GeneralDDC classification: 170 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Part I. Surveillance Technologies And Ethical Vacuums: 1. On The Project And Its Motivation; 2. On Privacy; 3. On Property; Part II. Identity And Information: 4. On Identity; 5. On Information; 6. On Identity And Information; Part III. Ethical Importance Of Information: 7. On Importance; 8. On Individuals; 9. On Institutions; 10. In Conclusion; Appendix 1. Glossary Of Terms; Bibliography; Index.
"People increasingly live online, sharing publicly what might have once seemed private, but at the same time are enraged by extremes of government surveillance and the corresponding invasion into our private lives. In this enlightening work, Adam Henschke re-examines privacy and property in the age of surveillance in order to understand not only the importance of these social conventions, but also their moral relevance. By analyzing identity and information, and presenting a case for a relation between the two, he explains the moral importance of virtual identities and offers an ethically robust solution to design surveillance technologies. This book should be read by anyone interested in surveillance technology, new information technology more generally, and social concepts like privacy and property"--