A Preliminary Investigation of Privacy Issues during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:控制論述, 後果評價, 讀取論述, 親密關係, 最大化, 最優化, 私隱, access account, consequential evaluation, control account, intimate relationships, maximization, optimization, privacy
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in Chinese; abstract also in English.
Alongside greater convenience, the rapid development of technology in the modern world has also brought about many ethical problems. This article examines privacy issues that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of applied ethics. It focuses on two specific examples of privacy issues that emerged in higher education and social policy amid attempts to prevent and control the disease. Based on the moral framework of consequential evaluation, this article discusses the concepts of privacy and privacy rights and the difference between maximization and optimization in the context of an incomplete ranking of options. This article also discusses two ways that the loss of privacy has been understood: the control account and the access account. Another important discussion in the article is the place of privacy in the context of intimate relationships, and why the resolution of some issues concerning privacy requires a discussion of the concept of intimacy. Based on the above analysis, this article concludes with a discussion of how to evaluate the privacy issues in the two examples.
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