Cover: A Taxonomy for Privacy

A Taxonomy for Privacy

Published 1981

by Willis H. Ware

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An overview of the problems of privacy as they relate to new information and computer technology. The author discusses the issues in light of privacy law that has already been created and in such a way that the moral and ethical views of society can play their part. The reason for technology being so central as an issue of concern to society at large, especially for privacy consequences, is because data and information are so central to every aspect of life. The author defines "invasion of privacy" and then goes on to develop an overall construct of privacy based on the notion of "space" in the context of personal surround. He presents a construct (or taxonomy for privacy) based on his idea of space that can be used as an analytic framework for perceiving the privacy consequences of some new uses of technology, or for identifying areas where legislative attention is needed.

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