Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights Act : Center For Democracy And Technology

1007 Words Nov 25th, 2016 5 Pages
Information is one of the assets of every individual. Protecting this asset is critical to continue dealing with business transactions, to obtain essential health care, and to partake in political activities. Considering that the United States is one of the developed countries in the world, it is surprising that it did not have privacy protections concerning personal information ("Analysis of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act | Center for Democracy & Technology," 2015). In today’s technological world, economic events are focused primarily on information. According to Britz (2010), the use of technology threatens individuals’ privacy, which necessitates condition for other rights (i.e. freedom). Respect for individual’s privacy is the same as acknowledging the right of individual to freedom (Britz, 2010).

Privacy is one of the ethical challenges facing businesses and professionals in information technology field. Neetling et al. (as cited in in Britz, 2010) defined privacy as a situation in life of an individual that is categorized by avoidance from public exposure. None of us would want everybody to know what is going on in our lives. Everyone needs privacy most especially when it comes to personal data. It is considered unethical revealing anybody’s information Consumers are always exchanging personal information through different avenues such as networking websites, blogs, and social medias. Consumers have the right to protect information provided online,…

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