The Value Of Digital Privacy In An Information Technology Age

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The Value of Digital Privacy in an Information Technology Age Introduction Individual citizens' rights to digital privacy continue to be to challenged by the increasing need for national security one the one hand, and the increasing digital vigilance many companies are putting into place to protect themselves while learning more about their customers. These factors are a volatile catalyst that continues to change the ethical, legal and personal landscape rights of digital privacy in the information technology age. The depth and pace of change that is occurring in the areas of capturing, aggregating, analyzing and using personal data is unprecedented and will continued to escalate as new risks emerge (Ottensmeyer, Heroux, 1991). In conjunction with these volatile catalysts of change, there has never been an era where every aspect of activity in a company or enterprise is monitored (Riedy, Wen, 2010). From the use of company telephones and networks to the monitoring of Wi-Fi signals accessible from outside the four walls of a business, surveillance and the implications for digital privacy continue to exponentially increase. Beginning with an analysis of three dominant technologies that give individuals the ability to research others' backgrounds and personal data, this paper looks at the advantages and disadvantages to this type of information distribution. Thoroughly list and describe at least three (3) technologies that allow an individual to research citizens'
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