Helen Nissenbaum Publishes Book on Privacy and the Sharing of Information

In her new book, Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford UP), Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, argues that what people really care about is not that information about them is shared - this is crucial for social life - but that it is shared inappropriately. Her book develops a theory of appropriate sharing and explains some of the ways digital technologies have threatened this.

Read more about Privacy in Context by Helen Nissenbaum, whose research focuses on the social, ethical, and political dimensions of information technology and new media.