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Four Theses on Digital Mass Surveillance and the Negotiation Of Privacy

Antonio A. Casilli 1, 2, 3 
3 SID - Sociologie Information-Communication Design
I3, une unité mixte de recherche CNRS (UMR 9217) - Institut interdisciplinaire de l’innovation
Abstract : The privacy-security continuum has been disrupted by a change in the nature of surveillance itself. In comparison with past ones, the current digital surveillance system for the monitoring populations is unique in that it is not direct, but rather participatory. Privacy has changed, too. In this new paradigm, it is not be construed as an individual prerogative, but rather a collective negotiation. Defining the nature of this negotiation, helps us understand why claims that privacy is disappearing are erroneous and ideologically motivated. Contrary to received wisdom, the importance attributed to managing the limits and content of citizens’ personal spheres is in fact growing in the current social and technological climate.
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Antonio A. Casilli. Four Theses on Digital Mass Surveillance and the Negotiation Of Privacy. 8th Annual Privacy Law Scholar Congress 2015, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Jun 2015, Berkeley, United States. ⟨halshs-01147832⟩



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