More Coherent, Less Subjective, and Operational

  • Amitai Etzioni
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan’s Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)


In Chapter 1, I outlined a a cyber age privacy doctrine, or a CAPD, that seeks to account for important differences between the paper age and the digital one.1 This chapter attempts to show that the CAPD provides a coherent normative doctrine that can be employed by the courts and legislatures and that is more systematic, less subjective, and at least as operational as the prevailing privacy doctrines. It deals with the right to privacy vis-à-vis the U.S. government rather than as a protection from intrusions by private actors such as corporations. Section A summarizes and develops the previously published doctrine. Section B compares the coherence and objectivity of the CAPD to those of other doctrines and indicates the ways the CAPD can be operationalized.


Personal Information Secondary Usage Common Good Fourth Amendment Privacy Violation 
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