Luciano Floridi

is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. He is author of The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality (2014); The Ethics of Information (2013, vol. II of a tetralogy); The Philosophy of Information (2011, vol. I of a tetralogy); Information: A Very Short Introduction (2010), all published by Oxford University Press. He is also editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2010).


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Toward a politics of information

A conversation with Luciano Floridi

Privacy and identity are two sides of the same coin, argues Luciano Floridi. And yet, paradoxically, western governments are now eroding privacy in the interests of their own self-preservation. However, collecting data first and asking questions later is not a policy, says Floridi; it’s an affront to one of the foundations of liberal democracy.

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