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Crossing Privacy, Information and Ethics

Crossing Privacy, Information and Ethics
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Author(s): Sabah S. Al-Fedaghi (Kuwait University, Kuwait)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch007
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


This paper introduces a theoretical exploration of an interdisciplinary field that that integrates principles of ethics, privacy and information. Ethics has already been interwoven with information in the field of information ethics. We show that information ethics does not provide sufficient notions to handle ethical analysis that involves private information. Private information ethics gives moral consideration to the well-being of private information based on moral considerations regarding the welfare of its proprietor (the ‘owner’ of the information)

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