Ontological Friction

Details of the types of friction available plus examples of spatial and temporal privacy, specific to libraries

A theoretical model

Ontological frictions

Glossary of terms

Mindmap of ontological frictions


BARN, B.S., PRIMIERO, G. and BARN, R., 2015. An approach to early evaluation of informational privacy requirements, Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2015, ACM, pp. 1370-1375.

CASANOVAS, P., 2014. Meaningful reality: metalogue with Floridi’s information ethics. Philosophy and computers, 14(1), pp. 20-25.

FLORIDI, L., 2014. The 4th revolution: how the infosphere is reshaping human reality. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

FLORIDI, L., 2013. The ethics of information. Oxford University Press.

FLORIDI, L., 2017. Group Privacy: A Defence and an Interpretation. In: L. TAYLOR, L. FLORIDI and B. VAN DER SLOOT, eds, Group Privacy: New Challenges of Data Technologies. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 83-100.

FLORIDI, L., 2006. Informational privacy and its ontological interpretation. SIGCAS Computers and Society, 36(3),.

GUTWIRTH, S., LEENES, R., DE HERT, P. and SPRINGERLINK EBOOK COLLECTION, 2014. Reloading Data Protection: Multidisciplinary Insights and Contemporary Challenges. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

MARTIN, K.E., 2011. TMI (Too Much Information): The Role of Friction and Familiarity in Disclosing Information. Business & Professional Ethics Journal, 30(1/2), pp. 1-32.

MCGEVERAN, W., 2013. The law of friction.

PAGALLO, U., 2010. A new “Ring of Gyges” and the meaning of invisibility in the information revolution. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 8(4), pp. 364-376.

PRIMIERO, G., 2016. Designing systems with privacy: formal and experimental methods.

PRIMIERO, G., ATHIAPPAN, L., RAIMONDI, F. and BARN, B.S., 2017. A Tool for assessing Privacy Awareness in Social Networks.

RICHARDS, N.M., 2013. The perils of social reading. Georgetown Law Journal, 101, pp. 689-724.

STRIKWERDA, L., 2010. Information privacy, the right to receive information and (mobile) ICTs. Etikk i Praksis: Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, 4(2), pp. 27-40.

TADDEO, M. and VACCARO, A., 2011. Analyzing peer-to-peer technology using information ethics. The Information Society, 27(2), pp. 105-112.

TAVANI, H.T., 2008. Floridi’s ontological theory of informational privacy: Some implications and challenges. Ethics and Information Technology, 10(2-3), pp. 155.