On human dignity as a foundation for the right to privacy

Philosophy and Technology 29 (4):307-312 (2016)
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In 2016, the European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) whose core aim is the safeguarding of information privacy, and, by corollary, human dignity. Drawing on the field of philosophical anthropology, this paper analyses various interpretations of human dignity and human exceptionalism. It concludes that privacy is essential for humans to flourish and enable individuals to build a sense of self and the world.

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Luciano Floridi
Yale University


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