Privacy and Outrage

13 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2017 Last revised: 19 May 2019

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Jordan "Jody" Blanke

Mercer University - Stetson-Hatcher School of Business

Date Written: September 21, 2017


Technology has dramatically altered virtually every aspect of our life in recent years. While technology has always driven change, it seems that these changes are occurring more rapidly and more extensively than ever before. Society and its laws will evolve; but it is not always an easy process. Privacy has changed dramatically in our data-driven world – and continues to change daily. It has always been difficult to define exactly what privacy is, and therefore, it is even more difficult to propose what it should become. As the meaning of privacy often varies from person to person, it is difficult to establish a one-size-fits-all concept. This paper explores some of the historical, legal and ethical development of privacy, discusses how some of the normative values of privacy may survive or change, and examines how outrage has been – and will continue to be – a driver of such change.

Keywords: privacy, privacy and society, normative values of privacy

Suggested Citation

Blanke, Jordan M., Privacy and Outrage (September 21, 2017). 9 Case W. Res. J.L. Tech. & Internet [1] (3rd) (2018) , Available at SSRN:

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