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    Social Media Privacy Laws

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    Privacy Laws and Social Media: Society Encased in a Paradoxical Struggle During the process of researching the subject of social media, I encountered several articles that discussed the topic of privacy. The authors of these articles discussed that the rise in technological advancements led to an increase of information being shared online. This topic intrigued me and it led to me researching further. This topic piqued my interest further as social media was the cause of privacy laws being passed in the United States. Interestingly, the laws that I researched were only state laws. My objective in this paper is to thoroughly answer the question, "How have laws regarding privacy changed because of social media" by implementing five articles,…

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    raised, are privacy rights being violated and if so who is to blame? To answer this question the reader will be comparing a number of articles each providing different perspectives on the issue at hand. In the end we will be able to make a thorough conclusion as to whether the internet is innocent or guilty of violating privacy laws.…

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    New laws taking effect from 12 March 2014 impose new requirements on businesses and most government bodies that collect and transfer personal information in Australia. These laws also impact personal information that is collected outside Australia if that data is brought to Australia. Non-compliance with the new legislation risks civil penalties of up to $1.7 million for corporations and $340,000 for individuals. In addition there are new government powers to investigate privacy and data loss…

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    False Light Claims

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    You have asked for research on the subject of false light claims made in the context of social media posts. The tort of false light is a narrower tort within the broader class of torts classified as invasions of privacy. Accordingly, part one of this memorandum will articulate the historical significance of the invasion of privacy torts, whereas part two will address more specifically the requirements of false light. I. Invasion of Privacy The tort of false light is not a fee-standing tort of…

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    The imposition of rights will help Facebook to have a process in place for reviewing and following through on take-down requests. Establishing the law allow users to have the right to have their information deleted after a certain time, the right to have a "clean slate," and the right to be connected only to present information. This capability will be warmly welcomed by users and they will see Facebook as a morally responsible company (ethical and socially responsible). This will result in…

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    One day in 2003, employees went to work in New Jersey with new social media privacy laws. The new law set in place regulated how much an employer could monitor an employee’s social media accounts. Employers in New Jersey were able to ask for social media passwords to access their employee’s social media accounts. The new law mandated that employers could not do this anymore. When the new law occurred it was the 12th state at the time to implement a social media privacy law in the workplace. The…

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    Social Networking and Privacy Technology in the 21st century has forever changed the way in which people communicate and interact with each other. Many websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube allow us to capture and share all the great things such as experiences and memorable moments with friends. We can easily broadcast these great moments out to the rest of the world. However, along with the opportunities of sharing our information becoming ubiquitous, more and more people are getting…

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    Reasonable Expectation

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    The reasonable expectation of privacy is an element of privacy law that determines in which places and in which activities a person has a legal right to privacy. Sometimes referred to as the "right to be left alone," a person's reasonable expectation of privacy means that someone who unreasonably and seriously compromises another's interest in keeping her affairs from being known can be held responsible for that exposure or intrusion. Essentially, the fourth amendment forbids unwarranted…

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    essential to ask, “What is the ethical and socially responsible course of action?” A MODEL FOR THINKING ABOUT ETHICAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL ISSUES Ethical, social, and political issues are closely linked. The ethical dilemma you may face as a manager of information systems typically is reflected in social and political debate. One way to think about these relationships is given in Figure 4-1. Imagine society as a more or less calm pond on a summer day, a delicate ecosystem in partial…

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    “Celebrities, public officials and private citizens involved in newsworthy incidences are all legally defined as public figures”. (Boese 1) “Public figures actually have far fewer rights to privacy than an ‘ordinary person.’” (Boese 1) Public figures break down into three types: • Public figure: A person who has achieved fame or notoriety or who has voluntarily become involved in a public controversy. A public figure (or public official) suing for defamation must prove that the defendant acted…

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