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Trust and Privacy in Our Networked World
Philosophy Department, Rivier College, Nashua, NH 03062, USA
Albis Technologies Ltd., Albisriederstrasse 199, CH-8047 Zürich, Switzerland
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Received: 8 October 2011; Accepted: 10 October 2011 / Published: 11 October 2011
Abstract: Remarking on the relationship between the concepts of trust and privacy, Charles Fried (1990, p. 56)  writes:
Trust is the attitude of expectation that another will behave according to the constraints of morality… There can be no trust where there is no possibility of error. More specifically, man cannot know that he is trusted unless he has the right to act without constant surveillance so that he knows he can betray the trust. Privacy confers that essential right… Without privacy and the possibility of error which it protects that aspect of his humanity is denied to him.
The important relationship between trust and privacy that Fried describes is often overlooked in the contemporary literature on privacy, as well in the recent publications that focus on trust and trust-related topics. The six essays included in this special issue of Information, however, give us some additional insights into certain conceptual and practical connections involving the notions of trust and privacy. In this respect, the contributing authors expand upon the insight in Fried’s classic work on the interconnection between the two concepts.[...]
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Tavani, H.T.; Arnold, D. Trust and Privacy in Our Networked World. Information 2011, 2, 621-623.
Tavani HT, Arnold D. Trust and Privacy in Our Networked World. Information. 2011; 2(4):621-623.
Tavani, Herman T.; Arnold, Dieter. 2011. "Trust and Privacy in Our Networked World." Information 2, no. 4: 621-623.