The Value of Digital Privacy in an Information Technology Age
Law, Ethics, & Corporate Governance – LEG 500
July 29, 2012
Numerous employees and consumers have been faced with the unfortunate circumstances of being subjected to an invasion of privacy due to the usage of different technologies that are accessible to just about anyone. This assignment focused on technologies that allow individuals to research the sensitive and private data of other citizens. In my research of various websites, I have learned of a wide array of technologies that one could use to invade the privacy of employees and consumers alike and I have shared at least three of the technologies that are utilized by “researchers”. I have given an opinion on some of the advantages and disadvantages of the availability of citizen’s private data that can be easily attainable for both the researcher and the individuals who are being investigated. In discussing the advantages and disadvantages of public access to private information, a determination of what measures citizens can take to protect their private information or information that they would not like to have disclosed publicly is provided. There are laws that were made to protect individuals privacy on a certain level, however there are federal laws that grant the federal government the legal right to make private information on U.S. citizens available to the public and to a certain degree I can concur with a vast amount of the law which is shared within the assignment. Last, a discussion on whether there are “electronic privacy laws” that can prevent researchers from obtaining “private information” and how effective those are is given.
Many businesses, employees, and consumers have undergone some type of security breach or invasion of privacy. Privacy is one of the biggest topics of discussion in today’s society and is nothing new to the world of technology. In today’s present time, more and more...