Items where Author is "O'Hara, Kieron"

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Political Economy of the Web
Slides to introduce political economy, and its relevance to the study of the Web. Brief review of methods and issues.

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The Politics of Privacy
In 'Privacy and Politics', Kieron O'Hara discusses the relation of the political philosophy of privacy to technical aspects in Web development. Despite a vigorous debate, the concept remains ambiguous, and a series of types of privacy is defined: epistemological, spatial, ideological, decisional and economic. Each of these has a different meaning in the online environment, and will be defended by different measures. The question of whether privacy is a right is raised, and generational differences in attitude discussed, alongside the issue of whether privacy should be protected in advance, via a consent model, or retrospectively via increased transparency and accountability. Finally, reasons both theoretical and practical for ranking privacy below other values (such as security, efficiency or benefits for the wider community) are discussed.

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Law, The Universe and Everything. The Regulation of the Web
Web Science lecture about the impact of law on the web and vice versa.

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