Privacy Of The 21st Century No Longer Exists

1600 Words Aug 25th, 2014 7 Pages
Privacy in the 21st Century no longer exists. Bill Gates stated, “That historically privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it 's digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules - not just for governments but for private companies”. Even though the advancement of Information Technology (IT) is not the problem, the problem is the information that is available is not protected from misuse. The advancement of IT controls every aspect of our day to day lives, infringes on Americans civil liberties and has become more antagonistic and intrusive. For this reason privacy in the 21st century no longer exists.
Today, technological innovations have made it easier and even necessary for Americans to conduct their lives electronically. More and more Americans communicate, in their private and professional lives through the Internet. Because of IT, privacy is dead and social media has become the bullets in the smoking gun. If you contribute to social media and post a personal view on war, politics, politicians, celebrities, ethnicity, inter-racial relationships, or sexual orientation and if it’s contrary to an employer’s belief, you may have just cost yourself a job. Your comments reflect on the business and businesses are not in the business of losing business because of an employee’s social media status. IT in association with social media invites opportunists to…
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