Essay about Information Technology Ethics - Privacy

1684 Words Jan 21st, 2011 7 Pages

• Privacy has sometimes been described as: the right to be left alone, or the right to exercise control over one’s personal information, or a set of conditions necessary to protect our individual dignity and autonomy.

• Information Privacy- the way in which governments or organizations handle our personal information such as our age, address, sexual preference and so on.

• Financial Data – Personal financial data must be kept in its highest confidentiality in order to secure private information including credit cards, checking and savings accounts, loans, payroll direct deposit, and brokerage accounts. All financial transactions must be done with proper authentication method which can be filled up by the user, such as
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(More technically, it is information for future use that is stored by the server on the client side of a client/server communication.) Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site.)


• Electronic Surveillance- Electronic surveillance is the use of technology to eavesdrop on someone, often without the person knowing what is happening.

• Communications Act of 1934- an act To provide for the regulation of interstate and foreign communication by wire or radio, and for other purposes
• Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act (1968 amended 1986)- Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, also known as the “Wiretap Act”:

 prohibits the unauthorized, nonconsensual interception of “wire, oral, or electronic communications” by government agencies as well as private parties,
 establishes procedures for obtaining warrants to authorize wiretapping by government officials, and
 regulates the disclosure and use of authorized intercepted communications by investigative and law enforcement officers.

• Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (1978)- It prescribes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of "foreign intelligence information" between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" (which may include American citizens and permanent residents suspected

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