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Net Privacy: How Kant and Consumer Law Can Save Us and Our Secrets
Nov. 19, 2019
Sacha Molitorisz
Non-fiction: General/Other
The internet is unprecedented and ubiquitous. Everyone can watch everyone, and be watched back now or later, again and again. What does this mean for privacy?

In our digital world, we are confused by privacy – what is public, what is private? We are also challenged by it, the conditions of privacy so uncertain we become unsure about our rights to privacy. We may choose to share personal information, but often do so on the assumption it won’t be re-shared, sold or passed on to other parties without us knowing. In the eighteenth century, philosopher Jeremy Bentham wrote about a new model for a prison called a Panopticon, where inmates surrounded the jailers, always under watch. Have we built ourselves a digital Panopticon? Are we the guards or the prisoners, captive or free? Can we be both? When Kim Kardashian makes the minutiae of her life available online, which is she?

With great rigour, this important book draws on a Kantian philosophy of ethics and legal frameworks to examine where we are and to suggest steps – conceptual and practical – to ensure the future is not dystopian. Privacy is one of the defining issues of our time and this lively book explains why this is so, and the ways in which we might protect it.
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World English rights (excluding ANZ) sold to McGill-Queen’s University Press
Joumana Awad
NewSouth Publishing
phone: +61 2 8936 1422
UNSW, Sydney NSW Australia, 2052
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