Date of Award
Master of Science
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
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.
Bayard, Colter, "Privacy in the Networked World: A Millian utilitarian appraisal" (2009). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 10651.