Privacy as virtue: searching for a new privacy paradigm in the age of Big Data



Originally, privacy was conceived primarily as a duty of the state not to abuse its powers It could not, for example, enter a private house without legitimate reason or reasonable suspicion that the owner of the house had engaged in, for example, criminal conduct Gradually, however, privacy has been transformed into a subjective right of the individual to protect his/her personal interests, such as related to human dignity, individual autonomy and personal freedom.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Information LawUniversity of AmsterdamNetherlands

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