Keynote Address: Luciano Floridi

Professor Luciano Floridi will deliver the Copernicus Lecture:

Luciano Floridi, “On Human Dignity as a Foundation for the Right to Privacy”

Human dignity is the fundamental framework within which one needs to interpret what the European General Data Protection Regulation – and more generally European culture and jurisdiction – understand by informational privacy. The protection of privacy should be based directly on the protection of human dignity, not indirectly, through other rights such as that to property or to freedom of expression. However, unless one explains convincingly what human dignity may mean in the twenty-first century and in a mature information society, it remains obscure and questionable exactly which interpretation of human dignity may provide the foundation for privacy (as well as all other human rights), and hence why. This is the challenge that I address in this talk.

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS, United Kingdom

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