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Intimacy 2.0: Privacy Rights and Privacy Responsibilities on the World Wide Web

O'Hara, Kieron, (2010) Intimacy 2.0: Privacy Rights and Privacy Responsibilities on the World Wide Web Zittrain, Jonathan, Domingue, John and Benn, Neil (eds.) At Web Science Conference 2010, United States. 26 - 27 Apr 2010.

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This paper examines the idea of privacy in the world of ‘intimacy 2.0’, the use of Web 2.0 social networking technologies and multimedia for the routine posting of intimate details of users’ lives. It will argue that, although privacy is often conceived as a right with benefits that accrue to the individual, it is better seen as a public good, whose benefits accrue to the community in general. In that case, the costs of allowing invasions of one’s privacy do not solely fall on the individual who is unwise enough to do so, but also on wider society.

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Published date: April 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: 26-27 April, 2010
Venue - Dates: Web Science Conference 2010, United States, 2010-04-26 - 2010-04-27
Keywords: Privacy, social networking, public and private goods, privacy rights, Web 2.0, Intimacy 2.0, communitarianism, liberalism
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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PURE UUID: de1e7d23-eb33-48f9-84d8-31803e324d82

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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2010 11:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:51

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Author: Kieron O'Hara
Editor: Jonathan Zittrain
Editor: John Domingue
Editor: Neil Benn

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