Designing spheres of informational justice

Michael Nagenborg*

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J. van den Hoven suggested to analyse privacy from the perspective of informational justice, whereby he referred to the concept of distributive justice presented by M. Walzer in "Spheres of Justice". In "privacy as contextual integrity" Helen Nissenbaum did also point to Walzer's approach of complex equality as well to van den Hoven's concept. In this article I will analyse the challenges of applying Walzer's concept to issues of informational privacy. I will also discuss the possibilities of framing privacy from the point of the "art of separation" by looking at the intersection of information infrastructures and institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalEthics and information technology
Issue number3
Early online date14 Jul 2009
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Michael Walzer
  • Privacy
  • Spheres of justice
  • Informational justice


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