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Privacy in the Information Age
Discusses the concept of privacy in today's technological world.
# 49742 | 834 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 16, 2004 in Computer and Technology (Internet)

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In today's information age, a combination of satellite and computer technology creates a large number of privacy problems, rather than providing the security they are promoted for. The paper shows that the biggest privacy problems are experienced in terms of public privacy and privacy in terms of the Internet. In the information age ,the right "to be alone" has to be respected in terms of computer technology, as well. The paper discusses, specifically, two problems arising from the information age: Internet privacy and electronic surveillance.

From the Paper:

"Further surveillance occurs in the workplace, where e-mail could be intercepted, and Internet use could be monitored. As far as this is in the interest of the workplace paradigm, the employers are within their rights. Surveillance in the workplace could also be conducted by means of electronic cameras and telephone apparatus. Often this is done without employee awareness, and this is unacceptable. Employees should in all cases be made aware of any surveillance conducted in the workplace, and of all justifications for such surveillance."

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