Privacy as a Security Value

Privacy is valued for many reasons, but there remain unexplored dimensions in its study. The powerful impetus towards security that has been evident in many countries in recent years generates further thinking about privacy, because privacy is one of the rights that is most strongly affected by the attempt to make us, our communities, our countries and our world, secure and safe. Most of the policy discourse about privacy and (or, more typically, versus) security overlooks the underlying affinity between the two. This article aims to uncover that relationship. It examines the concept of individual privacy and its common juxtaposition with what are usually construed as nonindividual interests and values pertaining to society; security is one of these.

Released: Replika 103, 81–95.
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