Convergence of the source control and actual access accounts of privacy

Haleh Asgarinia*

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In this paper, it is argued that, when properly revised in the face of counter-examples, the source control and actual access
views of privacy are extensionally equivalent but diferent in their underlying rationales. In this sense, the source control
view and the actual access view, when properly modifed to meet counter-examples, can be metaphorically compared to
‘climbing the same mountain but from diferent sides’ (as Parft [1] has argued about normative theories). These two views
can equally apply to the privacy debates and, thus, resolve a long-standing debate in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalAI and Ethics
Early online date7 Mar 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 7 Mar 2023


  • Access account of privacy
  • · Control account of privacy
  • Descriptive aspect of privacy
  • Convergence of the access and control views
  • UT-Hybrid-D


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