Privacy in the toolbox of freedom (conference_proceedings)

Erscheinungsjahr: 2019

Author(s): Balthasar, Mandy; Gerl, Armin


A life can be mastered by digital processes in a world that is always incomplete due to its complexity, only by balancing. An ethical balancing act within the framework of Poppers' trilemma of open society. This is accompanied by another tightrope act between privacy, which is made visible, and privacy, which is technically implemented. In a social, digitally transformed data culture, privacy is always subjective from the user's point of view, which is why the degree of protection must be individually adaptable. As a key element between users, companies (technologies) and the legal frameworks, privacy languages should serve to give the user the freedom to control and manage transparency from consent to processing over his data within the framework of an order, if he wishes so. But also to be able to introduce criticism in order to be able to change previously defined conditions and thus flexibly meet the technical and moral change. Privacy is to be understood as a mediator of reciprocal sympathy and tolerance between data provider and data recipient, which can be implemented by means of a Privacy Language.

Full reference:

Balthasar, M., & Gerl, A. (2019). Privacy in the toolbox of freedom. In 12th CMI Conference on Cybersecurity and Privacy. IEEE Computer Society Press. doi:10.1109/CMI48017.2019.8962146





DOI: 10.1109/CMI48017.2019.8962146