Being Watched: Ethical Issues on Privacy in Life

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TEP1281: ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Being Watched: Ethical Issues on Privacy in Life
TC203
Abzal Kalimbetov Aashini Shah Azmil Hakim Pramata Tausik Nur Dayana Ayuni Bt. Nur Rashidi Mohd Zuhaili Bin Mohd Suhaini 1092700423 1091103635 1101110738 1071118536 1101109183 1091105283

[This study investigates the ethical issues on privacy in life among students and lecturers at Multimedia University (MMU).]

Being Watched: Ethical Issues on Privacy in Life
TEP1281: ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT Group: TC203
Azmil Hakim azmilhakim11@yahoo.com multimedia university, cyberjaya Abzal Kalimbetov multimedia university, cyberjaya abzalkalimbetov@gmail.com Pramata Tausik multimedia university, cyberjaya bagusamir@gmail.com Aashini Shah
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According to Eric Schmidt, Google Chief Executive of Operations, he quoted that “Internet Privacy is an Illusion” which attracts many opinions contradicting of Schmidt‟s. Some say that Schmidt‟s logic is flawed and he has incorrectly presumed that privacy‟s only function is obscure to law-breaking. Others agree with Schmidt, with a classic quote of “If you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide” which is again, draws many computer professionals outrage. Toby Stevens, Enterprise Privacy group, states that the said quote is built upon false assumption and these assumptions are never questioned whenever it is brought up as an argument to determine whether it is acceptable.

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Literature Review
In this section review the literature on ethical issues on privacy in life followed by studies done pertaining to this area of privacy related study. Mason (1986) lists four ethical issues of the information age: privacy, accuracy, property and accessibility (PAPA). The growth of the information technologies with their capacity for control, communication, information processing, storage and retrieval; and the increased value of information in decision-making might lead decision makers to try to acquire our personal information by invading our privacy. Accuracy is related to the correctness of information delivered through
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