Privacy, a Vanishing Value?

William Christian Bier
Fordham Univ Press, 1980 - 398 sidor
There can be little doubt that privacy emerges as one of the central problems of our times particularly so in the countries of the Western world. In some primitive cultures the opportunities for escaping almost continuous surveillance are very limited, but such is the resilience of human nature that the people in such societies seems able to adjust to this situation and not to be disturbed by it. The role of privacy in ancient civilizations aside, there is a long history of the esteem for the reality of privacy, even though the term itself may not have been used, in the religious traditions of both East and West, where withdrawal from the world into solitude has consistently been viewed as the most efficacious route to union with the Divine. With increasing attention to, and recognition of, human dignity in Western society in recent centuries and particularly in recent years, there ahs come a parallel emphasis on human rights, and central to the cluster of human rights is the right to privacy. It is doubtful whether individual privacy has ever been more highly esteemed than it is today in the democracies of the Western world.

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A Philosophical Analysis
Privacy and Human Development
Justice Privacy and the Civil Order
Privacy and Spiritual Growth
Basis in Common Law
The Clients Right to Privacy
The Believers Right to Privacy
The Jurisprudence of Privacy as a Constitutional Right
The Assault on Privacy by the Agencies of Government
A Purely Private Issue?
A Purely Private Issue?
A Purely Private Issue?
Student and Faculty Rights
Privacy vs the Goals of the Researcher
Psychological Testing and Privacy
Toward a New Policy by Government

Promotion of Openness in a Democracy
Technological Age
Public Events
Toward a New Policy by Business
Toward a New Policy for the Church

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Sida 105 - The constitutional guarantees require, we think, a federal rule that prohibits a public official from recovering damages for a defamatory falsehood relating to his official conduct unless he proves that the statement was made with "actual malice"—that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not....
Sida 378 - The press is over-stepping in every direction the obvious bounds of propriety, and of decency. Gossip is no longer the resource of the idle and of the vicious, but has become a trade, which is pursued with industry as well as effrontery. To satisfy a prurient taste, the details of sexual relations are spread broadcast in the columns of the daily papers. To occupy the indolent, column upon...
Sida 137 - Yet the marital couple is not an independent entity with a mind and heart of its own, but an association of two individuals each with a separate intellectual and emotional makeup. // the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child.
Sida 388 - Privacy is the claim of individuals, groups, or institutions to determine for themselves when, how, and to what extent information about them is communicated to others.
Sida 8 - It is like the right not to be assaulted or beaten, the right not to be imprisoned, the right not to be maliciously prosecuted, the right not to be defamed...
Sida 223 - There must be a way for an individual to find out what information about Him is in a record and how it is used...
Sida 299 - The principle of freedom cannot require that he should be free not to be free. It is not freedom, to be allowed to alienate his freedom.
Sida 152 - Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
Sida 51 - What is common to the greatest number gets the least amount of care. Men pay most attention to what is their own : they care less for what is common ; or, at any rate, they care for it only to the extent to which each is individually concerned.

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Om författaren (1980)

William C. Bier, S.J., is a graduate student of Dom Thomas Verner Moore, O. S. B.

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