‘Privacy and a Digital Bill of Rights?’

1098 WordsJul 10, 20185 Pages
The world as we know is moving towards a more digital life style, where nearly everything that we own has some sort of electronic component built in it and is able to connect to the Internet. Users are able to browse the web, shop online for their favourite items from stores around the world and post a status update from any of their devices anywhere any time twenty-four hours, seven days a week. On an estimate in just 60 seconds we transmit nearly 640 terabytes of IP data. A major contributor to that IP data is Google being at number one just trying to answer nearly 2 million search queries; coming in second is YouTube by streaming nearly 1.3 million videos and uploading 30 hours’ worth of videos, six million Facebook views, 100,000…show more content…
Users have the right to be forgotten online, meaning that the user should have the right to have their data fully removed from the internet if it’s no longer needed. (4. Right to Remain Private 2014) In the United State there is no explicit right to privacy so, while you are working Employees have only a few rights of privacy, an employer can sometimes read your personal emails sent on any work computer even if it is not stored on the organizations work server. 90% of American organizations use LinkedIn an online CV site or any site for recruiting any future employees, so whatever you are commented, tagged or upload online your future employer can see this. (4. Right to Remain Private 2014) The United States government stated in documents indicate that they are using spyware tools to track a person or persons of interest and sometimes tracking them without a warrant. United States citizens currently have no right to be forgotten online. The Privacy Act of 1974 states that all organizations require to disclose how there customer’s data will be used and handled. Currently and still ongoing are two senators John Kerry and John McCain having proposed that there should be a “Commercial Privacy bill of rights Act of 2011”. (4. Right to Remain Private 2014) We should be
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