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Privacy, Democracy and Freedom of Expression

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Roessler, Beate
Mokrosinska, Dorota
Published in Cambridge Universtiy Press. Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2015
Abstract Must privacy and freedom of expression conflict? To witness recent debates in Britain, you might think so. Anything other than self-regulation by the press is met by howls of anguish from journalists across the political spectrum, to the effect that efforts to protect people’s privacy will threaten press freedom, promote self-censorship and prevent the press from fulfilling its vital function of informing the public and keeping a watchful eye on the activities and antics of the powerful.[Brown, 2009, 13 January]1 Effective protections for privacy, from such a perspective, inevitably pose a threat to democratic government via the constraints that they place on the press.
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LEVER, Annabelle, ROESSLER, Beate, MOKROSINSKA, Dorota. Privacy, Democracy and Freedom of Expression. In: Cambridge Universtiy Press (Ed.). Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:72842

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