Title

Information Technology and the Social Construction of Information Privacy: Reply

Department/School

Accounting

Date of this version

5-2003

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Web privacy; Privacy assurance; Social construction; Professional ethics

Abstract

Levine (Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 22 (2003) 281) aptly summarized the reasons we gave to support and justify consumers' demand for privacy. Our reply addresses two areas of disagreement or misunderstanding between Levine and us: (1) the status of social construction versus moral relativism in adjudicating competing social interests, and (2) the problems that we believe social construction raises for determining legitimate tradeoffs between individual privacy and the common good.

Published in

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy

Citation/Other Information

doi: 10.1016/S0278-4254(03)00024-3

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2003, vol. 22, pp. 287-290.