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A Theory of Informational Wellbeing

Thornton, Michael

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  "description": "<p>In this paper, I define a theory of &#39;informational wellbeing&#39; based on the&nbsp;capabilities approach to wellbeing. This theory defines the relationship between &#39;informational capabilities,&#39; such as the ability to control access to one&#39;s personal information,&nbsp;and overall wellbeing. This theory&nbsp;is flexible, measurable, and non-technical. It is intended to help policymakers and social scientists to assess the impact of technology policies in wellbeing terms.</p>", 
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      "affiliation": "University of Cambridge", 
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      "name": "Thornton, Michael"
  "headline": "A Theory of Informational Wellbeing", 
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  "datePublished": "2019-05-13", 
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  "version": "V2 Fixes the definition of informational capabilities", 
  "keywords": [
    "wellbeing, digital information, data, policy, capabilities approach, technology, philosophy, information"
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  "name": "A Theory of Informational Wellbeing"
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