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What makes personal data processing by social networking services permissible?

Wolmarans, Lichelle and Voorhoeve, Alex (2022) What makes personal data processing by social networking services permissible? Canadian Journal of Philosophy. ISSN 0045-5091

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Identification Number: 10.1017/can.2022.4

Abstract

Social networking services provide services in return for rights to commercialize users' personal data. We argue that what makes this transaction permissible is not users' autonomous consent but the provision of sufficiently valuable opportunities to exchange data for services. We argue that the value of these opportunities should be assessed for both (a) a range of users with different decision-making abilities and (b) third parties. We conclude that regulation should shift from aiming to ensure autonomous consent towards ensuring that users face options that they will use to advance individual and common interests.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/canadian-j...
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: Public Policy Group
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 17:21
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 09:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114451

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