CPRN 2020: Conceptualizing Privacy and capturing Its Changing Nature Across Cultures


Thu, 14/05/2020 - 16:00 to 18:00


Zoom meeting

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The CPRN 2020 Online Conference will focus on digital privacy challenges while focusing on four themes:

- Conseptualizing Privacy and Capturing its Changing Nature Across Cultures
- The Challenge of Measuring Privacy Across Cultural and Political Context
- Cultural and Social Boundries Under Conditions of "Social Distancing"
- Privacy After Pandemic: Emerging Directions in Privacy Research

For each theme, we have prepared questions and challenges that we want to discuss with privacy scholars from around the world in a series of two-hour online live sessions as well as asynchronously on our site. For more information about CPRN 2020, Click here
To the conference website, Click here.

In the first session we will discuss: Conceptualizing Privacy and Capturing its Changing Nature Across Cultures:
Privacy is a complex and elusive concept. Not only conceptualization of privacy varies across theories and disciplines, ideas about privacy (both on the individual and societal level) hold deep, cultural underpinnings that require greater attention and an extensive debate if we are to unpack privacy as a global phenomenon. In this first session, we aim to discuss the conceptualization and dimensionality of privacy and ask whether such frameworks allow cross-cultural comparisons. To enrich this conversation we will engage with speakers from different cultural backgrounds and with deep local expertise in studying privacy. Some of the questions driving this session include:

  1. Is a cross-cultural conceptualization of privacy possible? Is it needed?

  2. Is there a universal need for privacy? Does the dimensionality of privacy differ across cultura-political contexts?  

  3. How are dimensions of privacy valued differently across cultures? What may explain that difference?

  4. What other concepts (e.g., surveillance, informational self-determination, secrecy,...) are linked to or even more important than privacy in different cultures?