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Securing privacy at work: the importance of contextualized consent
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy.
2009 (English)In: Ethics and Information Technology, ISSN 1388-1957, E-ISSN 1572-8439, Vol. 11, no 4, 233-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The starting point of this article is that employees' chances of securing reasonable expectations of privacy at work must be better protected. A dependency asymmetry between employer and job-applicant implies that prospective employees are in a disadvantaged position vis a vis the employer regarding the chances of defending their reasonable interests. Since an increased usage of work related surveillance will, to a larger extent, require of job-applicants that they negotiate their privacy interests in employment contracting, it is important to consider means of strengthening employees' negotiating power. This article emphasizes the importance of contextualizing consent for contractual agreements to be ethically acceptable.

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2009. Vol. 11, no 4, 233-241 p.
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Asymmetry, Autonomy, Consent, Contract, Contractual consent, Contextualized consent, Employee, Employment, Privacy, Surveillance, Workspace privacy, Workspace surveillance
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29117DOI: 10.1007/s10676-009-9208-8ISI: 000271199200001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70350641008OAI: diva2:391877
QC 20110125Available from: 2011-01-25 Created: 2011-01-25 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved

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