Lecture15-1 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328,...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Session 15 Privacy as a Value
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2 Privacy as a Social Good Privacy as an Individual Good doesn't influence policy. Utilitarian arguments: Social goods trump individual goods. Example? Privacy as a Social Good provides more balance with other social goods such as security. How can we frame privacy as a social good?
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3 Privacy and Democracy Privacy is essential to Democracy because: People under constant surveillance change their behavior. Examples: 1. Bentham's Panopticon 2. IT Society. How are we watched? Benefits of surveillance? Drawbacks of surveillance?
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Privacy is Essential to Democracy In a democracy, citizens: must be free to exercise autonomy. must be able to think critically. must argue about issues and learn from argument. If it's too risky to argue for something new or challenge authority, democracy will not work.
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