It’s not data ethics, it’s ethics.
It’s not data privacy, it’s privacy.
It’s not digital rights, it’s human rights in the digital/networked age.
Let’s make sure we keep the focus on what’s important and not allow well-understood terms, concepts, and existing rights to be redefined by those with vested interests in clouding* the conversation and eroding our human rights by backdooring in a new set of lesser rights for the digital/networked aspects of our selves.
* See what I did there? 😛
@aral Speaking of privacy, I'm looking for a good and clear definition. That's proved difficult to find even amongst authorities on the topic.
Jill Lepore among them, she's working on a book AFAIU.
@dredmorbius Privacy is the right to decide what you keep to yourself and what you share with others.
That's my definition.
@aral My working definition: the right and ability to define and enforce limitations on information sharing.
The very notion of privacy is a response to, and grows proportionately with, information capabilities: observation, storage, retrieval, synthes & analysis, fabrication, and dissemination.
It is an emergent defence.
The reason for a lack of modern senses of privacy in the past was a lack of contemporary informational capabilities.
@dredmorbius @aral @mdekstrand Helen Nissenbaum (now at Cornell Tech) has been working on defining privacy for a while now. This is a good place to start: https://crypto.stanford.edu/portia/papers/RevnissenbaumDTP31.pdf
tl;dr (or at least my understanding): Privacy is the set of norms and expectations that dictate whether information shared in one context or for one purpose can be shared in another context without weirding people out.
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