Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Part III: Transparency

Part I: The Right to Privacy
Part II: The Nature of Consent

Part III: Transparency
Transparency is a lot more straightforward than the right to privacy and the nature of consent. Transparency means, honest, up front and without deceit, free from sins of commission and sins of omission, making sure both sides understand the agreement rather than one side profiting from the counterparty’s difference in or lack of understanding.

Agreements lacking these qualities are murky and imprecise – opaque.

Since one must set aside some measure of privacy in order to exercise other rights (speech, contract, association), the terms under which privacy is set aside tends to be important to the individuals making the calculation. In the overwhelming majority of circumstances, people prefer to be dealt with in a transparent and straightforward way. When they are not, they will consider their privacy rights to have been violated.

Part IV: A Framework for the Discussion of Privacy Issues

Part V: Filling in the framework; Absolute advocacy dos and don'ts
Part VI: Filling in the framework, subjectivity and interpretation