Privacy in relation to blockchain needs to be understood in the wider context of privacy. It is important because it supports freedom, dignity, autonomy, justice, and democracy. Privacy is consistent with the right to be forgotten, which is a human right established when the European Court of Justice. It encompasses diverse themes including the control of data and self-determination, restricting access to self and data, privacy and data as commodities that may be traded, privacy as a social good differing from context to context. A blockchain is an example of a recently emerged technology that was shaped by, and is now shaping social contexts in which economic transactions occur. Privacy and data protection laws around the world represent a real compliance challenge for public and private distributed implementations of blockchain technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference
EditorsMatthew Warren
Place of PublicationGeelong, Vic.
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780648457015
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event8th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE 2019) - Deakin Downtown Campus, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 Aug 201920 Aug 2019
https://auscomputerethics.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/aice-proceedings-2019-final.pdf (proceedings)
https://web.archive.org/web/20201001130147/https://auscomputerethics.com/aice-2019/ (Conference website)


Conference8th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE 2019)
Abbreviated titleEthics in the Cyber Age
OtherThe AiCE 2019 conference follows on from the highly successful initial AICE 99
conference and the AiCE 2000, AiCE 2002, AiCE 2005, AiCE 2008 and AiCE
2012, AiCE 2013 conferences and ethics streams embedded in a number of
ACIS Conferences. The Conference Theme was Ethics in the Cyber Age and
exploring emerging themes and relationships between ethics, governance and
emerging technologies.
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