Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Alex Tuckness

Abstract

This thesis is about how John Stuart Mill's utilitarianism can be applied to

contemporary information assurance privacy cases. The expanded use of

networked computing creates a demand for innovative

approaches to privacy issues. The global scope of privacy challenges require

an approach to resolving policy questions that is pluralistic and robust

enough to cross cultural lines and yet provide an objective way to reach a

solution.

In this thesis six legal cases concerning privacy (Katz v. US, Alana Shoars v. Epson

America, Inc., Beacon Journal Publishing v. City of Akron, Condon v. Reno, FTC

v. Toysmart.com, and Gilmore v. Ashcroft ) are discussed from

the perspective of Millian utilitarianism.

Copyright Owner

Colter Bayard

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-29

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

70 pages

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