Datenschutz und Datensicherheit - DuD

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 79–83 | Cite as

A framework for analysing technology’s negative and positive impacts on freedom and privacy

  • Roger Clarke


The term ‘privacy’ refers to a cluster of values within the broad framework of human rights. Developments in information technologies have substantial negative impacts on all of the dimensions of privacy. Beyond the well-documented harm to personal data and personal communications, we are imposing on one another increasingly serious intrusions into the privacy of the physical person, of personal behaviour, and of personal experience. The survival of human society and polity are dependent on technology being brought under human control, through actions to prevent harmful applications, to resist their implementation, and to ensure robustness and resilience against their effects. Some technologies offer themselves as weapons in that battle.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd.CanberraAustralia

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