Privacy in Information Technology
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In this thesis, we review the history, philosophical background, and legal status of privacy, in general, as well as in information technology. In our search for a viable, comprehensive, and applicable understanding of the notion of privacy, we survey, criticize, and analyze the existing theories of privacy in the philosophical writings and also legal provisions. Accordingly, we propose a theory of privacy, based on the theories of contextual integrity and individual’s expectations, that can properly deal with the challenges of privacy raised by the concerns from information technologies. As a case study, we also apply our privacy theory on the privacy violation cases of Facebook.