Nadja Kanellopoulou, Liam Curren, & Jane Kaye, 3-Dimensional Privacy, Consent, and Revocation of Consent: A Story of Two Tales
Comment by: Ted Janger
Workshop draft abstract:
This work presents preliminary findings from legal research pursued within EnCoRe, a multidisciplinary UK research project. EnCoRe seeks to build better mechanisms for individual control in the management of personal data, with particular focus on the development of reliable and robust solutions for consent and revocation of consent. Our work, which combines law and philosophy, builds on our critical assessment of EU and UK jurisprudential perspectives on privacy and data protection. We have used this work to create a new methodology for understanding privacy on the basis of three dimensions – informational, decisional, and spatial – inspired by the work of Beate Rössler. Our analysis highlights connections between privacy and personal autonomy, and posits privacy as essential for individual self-understanding, self-perception, self-development and self-control. This approach to privacy could be applied as a tool: firstly, to clarify legal thinking about interferences with privacy; and, secondly, for the maintenance of personal identity in today’s information society. Our work seeks to contribute to the current debate on new privacy paradigms. In particular, we are interested in the development of models that facilitate meaningful control of personal identity in new, interactive informational environments.