Computers, Information Technology, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values
Philip Pecorino, Ph.D.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Chapter 6 Privacy
Towards a Theory of Privacy in the Information Age – James H. Moor
Private Life in Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow
"The Right to Privacy" (1890)
Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis,
Surveillance, privacy, anonymity, identity, borders, secrecy
works by Gary T. Marx
Net Decency & Sexuality links on Backflip
The Virtual Panopticon. Describes a virtual panopticon constructed in the Internet-standard Virtual Reality Mark-up Language (VRML) and contains some background information on Jeremy Bentham's original vision.
Escaping the Panopticon: Protecting Data Privacy in the Information Age. A student paper from Georgia State University College of Law.
Surveillance and the Electronic Panopticon. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Information Technology and Public Sector Corruption. Corruption is a major problem for many parts of the public sector. One dominant vision of corruption restraint - the panoptic vision - sees information technology (IT) as a key enabler of management control.
An Examination of Surveillance Technology and the Implications for Privacy and Related Issues. This paper takes a critical look at the often murky intersection of law, technology and information.
The role of information systems personnel in the provision for privacy and data protection in organisations and within information systems by Richard Howley, Simon Rogerson, N Ben Fairweather, Lawrence Pratchett Abstract - Full Paper The ETHICOMP Journal Vol. 1 No. 1, published: 2004-02-02
The Right to Privacy. Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy
Ben Franklin's Web Site: Privacy and Curiosity from Plymouth Rock to the Internet, Smith, Robert Ellis,
"Little Brother Is
Watching You," Miriam Schulman (Cyberethics, 155-161)
Societies and Organizations
major legislation that is either in effect or stalled in committees.
Some laws are more well-known while some are hidden like California's
Social Media Act that protects employees or applicants from employers
requiring them to divulge their social media information.
Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations
F.A.C.T.Net Inc. (a non-profit Internet digest, news service, library, dialogue center, and archive dedicated to the promotion and defense of international free thought, free speech, and privacy rights)
Children's Access to the Web
Guide to Protecting Privacy of Children: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/protecting-childrens-privacy/'
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