Murky conceptual waters: The public and the private

  title={Murky conceptual waters: The public and the private},
  author={Gary T. Marx},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
In discussions on the ethics of surveillanceand consequently surveillance policy, thepublic/private distinction is often implicitlyor explicitly invoked as a way to structure thediscussion and the arguments. In thesediscussions, the distinction ‘public’ and ‘private’ is often treated as a uni-dimensional,rigidly dichotomous and absolute, fixed anduniversal concept, whose meaning could bedetermined by the objective content of thebehavior. Nevertheless, if we take a closerlook at the distinction… CONTINUE READING
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