I will focus on the following questions: what is privacy and how do we refer to it? Is privacy a "right", a private or public "interest" or can we understand it as a new kind of currency (commodification of our personal data)? And what do these different notions mean for the way we perceive the 'threat'? Furthermore, I will compare the different notions of privacy and what these differences mean in the defense of our privacy. In other words: what could be a proper way to claim our right to privacy?
Laurine Blonk presented and published her philosophical bachelor thesis on the topic of privacy as 'top level' undergraduate research at the Student Research Conference 2015 (www.studentresearchconference.nl).
She has work experience as a lecturer in philosophy and "levensbeschouwing" and also as a research assistant.
Currently she is pursuing a masters degree in both Humanistic Studies (University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht) and Philosophy (Erasmus University Rotterdam). She is a member of the NLLGG.
Privacy paradox: People say they value privacy, but they don't act according to it.
Ppl don't want to sign up to the conference due to privacy concerns, but will happily fill out a form for a $5 discount.
Privacy is right as a protection agains to much (bureaucratic) power of the state or companies.