• Nina Louise Arberg
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
We live in the Age of Information, where personal information has become a currency, where companies use aggressive tactics in gaining access to the individual’s personal information for their own profit. This thesis focus on the prevalence of collecting and using personal information in an online setting in relation to the individual’s informational privacy. The thesis will explore different approaches to privacy as a concept and provide a definition of informational privacy according to Floridi and his ontological interpretation of informational privacy. Where the individual’s informational privacy is a function of the ontological friction in the infosphere and the degree of ontological friction is determined in relation to factors within the infosphere. Furthermore, the thesis will explore the ways information and communication technologies has re-ontologized the infosphere and changed the individual approach to informational privacy in relation to sharing personal information in an online setting and the collection and use of personal information. Using Floridi’s theory of informational privacy to analyse the impact of internet cookies and data mining on the individual’s informational privacy. Furthermore, Facebook and Google are two of the biggest collectors of personal information, as such they will be used as cases and analysed in relation to how their collection and use of the individual’s personal information, impacts informational privacy in the infosphere. Additionally the thesis will explore benefits for EU citizens brought on by the implementation of the GDPR on May 25 of 2008, in relation to collection, use and protection of personal information in an online setting.
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  • personlig information, internettet, indsamling af informationer, brug af information, infosphere, informational privacy, facebook, google