State Paternalism and Autonomy

  • Ian Berle
Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 41)


This chapter examines how state paternalism affects autonomy. Paternalism is described as active and passive, both of which affect personal liberty but can be regarded as beneficial. The ethico-legal issues associated with paternalism are considered in detail and how the state might claim the right to use face recognition technology without consent is examined.


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  • Ian Berle
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  1. 1.SuttonUK

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