Freedom of Information Versus Privacy: Friends or Foes?

Behind the anomalies currently besetting the notion of privacy — anomalies that arise from different cultural, political and social milieus both at the group and at the individual level — there lies a common conceptual element: individuals and small communities carry an increasing weight vis–à–vis the external world. This conceptual element is reflected in the various manifestations of privacy, whether as a social phenomenon, or as a value, or as a right, written or unwritten, or as a political goal, or even as a marketable commodity.

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Personal Data Data Protection Public Information Private Life Secret Police 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Open Society Archives at Central European UniversityBudapestHungary

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