Title

Personal privacy — transatlantic perspectives: European and American privacy: commerce, rights and justice — part II

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2003

Publication Title

Computer Law and Security Report

Abstract

In a commercial context, there are strong moral arguments in favor of personal privacy using either a rights-based analysis or a justice-based analysis. The gap between European and American thinking about legal protection for personal privacy is partially explained by the emphasis that Europeans place on a rights-based approach, and the different way in which that approach is interpreted in the United States. This article suggests that the philosophical gap could be narrowed by placing greater emphasis on moral principles of justice in the European- US privacy dialogue. Part I of this article appeared in the last issue.

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Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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