On Human Dignity and a Foundation for the Right to Privacy

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Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute; University of Bologna- Department of Legal Studies

Date Written: April 26, 2016

Abstract

In 2016, the European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) whose core aim is the safeguarding of information privacy, and, by corollary, human dignity. Drawing on the field of philosophical anthropology, this paper analyses various interpretations of human dignity and human exceptionalism. It concludes that privacy is essential for humans to flourish and enable individuals to build a sense of self and the world.

Keywords: GDPR, Privacy, Human Dignity, Human Exceptionalism

Suggested Citation

Floridi, Luciano, On Human Dignity and a Foundation for the Right to Privacy (April 26, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3839298 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3839298

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