Judging the complexity of privacy, openness and loyalty issues
2015 (English)In: Computers & Society: The Newsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society Special Issue on 20 Years of ETHICOMP / [ed] Mark Coeckelbergh, Bernd Stahl, and Catherine Flick; Vaibhav Garg and Dee Weikle, ACM Digital Library, 2015, 416-419 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Privacy protection and whistle-blowing are controversial issues. Privacy has to be protected but it hinders access to correct information. Whistle-blowing is necessary for correct decision-making, neutralizing wrong beliefs and preventing crime but it may destabilize groups, institutions and societies, and cause conicts. The question investigated here was whether people judging the controversial issues of privacy and whistle-blowing take a moralistic or a philosophical approach. The hypothesis was that homogeneous responses point to a philosophical approach whereas responses correlated with cultural background point to a moralistic approach. Participants' responses to a questionnaire on Manning and Snowden cases did not produce an unambiguous picture, and this result did not lead to a decisive answer to our hypothesis question.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2015. 416-419 p.
, ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society Newsletter, ISSN 0095-2737
Culture, decision-making, ethics, privacy, Edward Snowden, Sweden, Whistle-blowing
Human Computer Interaction Media and Communication Technology Media and Communications Political Science Sociology Psychology Ethics
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266789DOI: 10.1145/2874239.2874300OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-266789DiVA: diva2:868464