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Conceptual Framework of Privacy

Rizwan Ahmad


  1. Research Assistant, Columbia University NewYork USA


This paper attempts to review the conceptual and theoretical framework of Privacy and how privacy may be categorized into Value-based and Cognate based-privacy. The paper further explains about what Value-based privacy refers to and how it evolves from legal and economic perspective. The paper also explains about what Cognate-based privacy means and how it relates to cognition and perception and an assertion of control. Finally, the paper goes on explaining about what privacy is not and how privacy can be distinguished from anonymity, confidentiality, secrecy, security and ethics.

Privacy, Values, Natural Right, Disignity