Privacy in the Digital Age: Fact or Fiction?

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John H. Nugent

Texas Woman's University - College of Business; Texas Woman's University College of Business

Date Written: November 20, 2009

Abstract

This paper examines the history, drivers, issues, and various legal approaches to protecting privacy (unified and sector) with a focus on the United States, and to a large degree on data privacy. A determination is made whether either approach affords the individual privacy in the digital age. The paper examines specific risks as well as fundamental challenges facing the privacy paradigm.

Keywords: Privacy, exploitation, technology compromises, digital avatars, national security, data repositories, Maslow, unified approach, sector approach, new threats, borders and trust

JEL Classification: C88, K10, K33, K42, L86, M14, M41

Suggested Citation

Nugent, John H., Privacy in the Digital Age: Fact or Fiction? (November 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1510427 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1510427

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