Privacy And Anonymity And Information Network Technologies

We might assume that nothing new could be said about the issue of
privacy behond the basic notion that it is something secluded from the
inclusion of others, a virtue and right that every citizen of a
democratic society might possess. However, if that were actually the
case then we would not see our culture involved in debates about the
issues regarding privacy and anonymity as they relate to new information
The primary reason for such concerns is that information has become a
commodity in what we have come to know as the 'information age'. With
the advent of new technologies; particularly that of the Internet this
information can be sold and exchanged quite easily. ...

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to beocme seriously jeopardized by new information technologies.

Richard A. Spinello, has defined two distinct phases to the systematic
erosion of information privacy. The first he calls the 'data base
phase'. The emergence of sophisticatd data base technology in the early
eighties made it possible to store and retrieve large amounts of
information efficiently and economically. During this time,
considerable amounts of personal data were transfered to computerized
records, which have been stored on record. Another implicator in the
invasion of privacy has been what is described as a 'network phase', in
which many individuals and organizations are relying heavily on digital
networks such as the Internet to help conduct their personal business.
The Internet specifically has facilitated the integration of different
databases and allowed data to become completely mobile, and easily
retreived by anyone. The use of such networks has expanded ...

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background etc.), and the right to limit the
accessibility of information known about oneself". In the context of
information technologies and specificallly the Internet; accessiblity
and use of such technologies can violate and inhibit our personal
privacy. Our private information may be violated because our personal
data may be acquired by individual without permission; when this occurs
according to Spinello, such a person may use it to excercise control
over a person's activities. For example; companies with detailed
knowledge of an individual's purchasing habits may subject them to
manipulative promotions, while a prospective employer may gather
sensitive information ...

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