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2. An enduring value

2. An enduring value  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0002
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2. An enduring value While much of our contemporary disquiet about privacy tends to spring from technological threats to privacy, a much broader conception of the notion is adopted by many writers on the subject. It includes, in particular, ‘decisional’ privacy (the right of individuals to choose: whether to abort a foetus, their use of contraception, their sexual preferences, and other similar ‘private’ or ‘personal’ decisions). This right to choose is, of course, an extremely important feature of a democratic society, and is fundamental to individual autonomy and freedom, but my own view, explained in this chapter, is that matters
4. Confidentiality and privacy

4. Confidentiality and privacy  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0004
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4. Confidentiality and privacy
1. Privacy in peril

1. Privacy in peril  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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1. Privacy in peril Discipline and Punish , to describe contemporary ‘disciplinary’ society’s proclivity to observe and ‘normalize’. The Panopticon, in his view, generates an awareness of perpetual visibility as a form of power and domination—without the need for locks and chains. It extends beyond prisons to all hierarchical institutions such as schools, hospital, the army, and so on.
The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. Bodenhamer

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.001.0001
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A Very Short Introduction
8. How modern genetics is testing traditional confidentiality

8. How modern genetics is testing traditional confidentiality  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0008
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8. How modern genetics is testing traditional confidentiality
6. Balancing rights—free speech and privacy

6. Balancing rights—free speech and privacy  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0006
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6. Balancing rights—free speech and privacy So far we have resisted the temptation to claim that human rights are about balancing individual freedoms and the collective interests of the community. Such claims are inappropriate when discussing torture, the right to life, the rights of detainees, and fair trial. Even if the majority demand that their interest in living in peace and security should take priority, the whole idea of human rights is that individuals’ lives must be treated with respect, even where the majority consider that harsher treatment is justified.
2. DNA

2. DNA  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191791192
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0002
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2. DNA Following the discovery of the structure of DNA, another significant milestone in molecular biology was the publication of the complete sequence of the human genome in 2003. The genome is the entire DNA contained within the forty-six chromosomes located in the nucleus of each human somatic (body) cell. The Human Genome Project, launched in 1990, was an international collaboration involving twenty countries and ranks as perhaps one of the biggest biological experiments undertaken. The aim was to identify the precise order of the bases A, T, G, and C of the full genome by sequencing. The project was
Privacy: A Very Short Introduction

Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

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Mar 2015
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.001.0001
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6. The death of privacy?

6. The death of privacy?  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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6. The death of privacy? ‘Privacy is dead. Get over it.’ Thus spake Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems in 1999. He is not alone; privacy’s obituary has been written by a growing number of scholars and commentators. A requiem is, however, premature. The invaders are at the gate, but the citadel will not fall without a battle.
Introduction

Introduction  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0008
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Introduction
4. Privacy and freedom of expression

4. Privacy and freedom of expression  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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4. Privacy and freedom of expression ). Supermodel Naomi Campbell was photographed leaving a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. The British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror published the pictures, together with articles claiming that she was receiving treatment for her drug addiction. She denied publicly that she was an addict, and sued the
6. The future of the law

6. The future of the law  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0006
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6. The future of the law Existing rules and principles can give us our present location, our bearings, our latitude and longitude. The inn that shelters us for the night is not the journey’s end. The law, like the traveller, must be ready for the morrow. It must have a principle of growth. Law and change Various attempts have been made to chart the course of legal development. Legal historians have sought to identify the central features in the evolution of law, and, hence, to place different societies along this continuum. In the late 19th century, the eminent scholar Sir
3. A legal right

3. A legal right  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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3. A legal right Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were accomplished etchers. In 1849 the royal couple wanted copies made for their private use, and sent a number of plates of their etchings to the palace printer, Strange. Several of the impressions somehow fell into the hands of a third party, Judge, who evidently obtained them through a ‘mole’ employed by Strange. In turn, Strange acquired them from Judge in the honest belief that they were to be publicly exhibited with the consent of Victoria and Albert. A catalogue was produced and they set about arranging the exhibition. When he

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