Close
  • De
    De
icon2003

The Right to One’s Self

Threatened privacy between security and freedom

What risks and what opportunities does the gradual international standardization of law and the global exchange of data entail for the privacy of the individual? To what extent and in what way do technological and scientific progress affect privacy? The Zurich Progress Foundation has addressed these issues in several closed workshops and public economic conferences. Texts discussed at these events and presentations given there are now being brought together with original contributions in an anthology. In a time of state redistribution, centralization and surveillance, the book aims to set an example for the value of the private sphere. The starting point is a classical-liberal attitude that advocates the sustainable strengthening of a civil society based on competition, private property and responsibility.

Translated with DeepL

Publisher:
Konrad Hummler
Gerhard Schwarz
Authors:
Josef Ackermann
Hannah Arendt
Louis D. Brandeis
Alexis de Tocqueville
Richard A. Epstein
Edwin J. Feulner
Peter Koslowski
Richard W. Rahn
Beat Rudin
Bernhard Ruetz
Suzette Sandoz
Rainer J. Schweizer
Gabriele Siegert
Publisher:
NZZ Libro
Year of publication:
2003
ISBN:
3-03823-052-9
Price:
48.00 Fr.