Privacy and Technology Has Experienced Thesis

  • Length: 6 pages
  • Sources: 10
  • Subject: Education - Computers
  • Type: Thesis
  • Paper: #27463226

Excerpt from Thesis :

Consequently, the large-scale implant of chips would certainly have damaging effects on people.

One of the latest reports of people having their privacy broken is when residents from Milton Keynes, UK, have informed police officers that a Google representative started taking picture of their houses. The person had been driving a Google Street View car which is part of a program meant to offer Google operators 360 degrees images of various places from around the world. According to BBC, residents felt that the man from Google had been facilitating crime and interfering with their privacy by making the pictures public. Apparently, the citizens from Milton Keynes had not been the only ones complaining about Google invading their privacy. However, the people that invented the Google Street View program have thought in advance and also added tools which people can use to delete pictures that they consider to have broken their privacy.

The Google car is not the only one interfering in the lives of English people, as Britain is renowned for having one of the most complex monitoring systems from around the world. Britain has approximately 4.2 million cameras watching over the safety of its people. Despite the cameras have proved their effectiveness over time, they have been harshly criticized by people stating that they have no privacy knowing that they are constantly watched.

Privacy is a divisive matter in the present, with people both wanting it, and, in the same time, being dependent of most things which threaten it. With time, the concept of privacy has become something which cannot be achieved any more, as technology has put an end to it. Serious actions need to be taken in order to stop technology from interfering with the privacy of people.

Works cited:

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2. Deery, June. "George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four." Utopian Studies 2005.

3. Miller, Arthur C. Computers, Data Banks and Individual Privacy: An Overview. Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 1972.

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6. Smith, H. Jeff. "Managing Privacy: Information Technology and Corporate America." University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

7. Taslitz, Andrew E. "The Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century: Technology, Privacy, and Human Emotions." Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 65, 2002.

8. Vanhorn, Royal. "Technology - the Crazy Business of Internet Peeping, Privacy and Anonymity." Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 82, 2000.

9. Willis, Nathan J. "A Tripartite Threat to Medical Records Privacy: Technology, HIPAA'S Privacy Rule and the U.S.A. Patriot Act." Journal of Law and Health, Vol. 17, 2002.

10. (2009). "Residents challenge Google camera." Retrieved May 14, 2009, from BBC Web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/7980737.stm

11. (2007). "Talking' CCTV scolds offenders." Retrieved May 14, 2009, from BBC Web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6524495.stm

Deery, June. "George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four." Utopian Studies 2005.

Miller, Arthur C. Computers, Data Banks and Individual Privacy: An Overview. Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 1972.

Willis, Nathan J. "A Tripartite Threat to Medical Records Privacy: Technology, HIPAA'S Privacy Rule and the U.S.A. Patriot Act." Journal of Law and Health, Vol. 17, 2002.

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Smith, H. Jeff. "Managing Privacy: Information Technology and Corporate America." University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Cozzetto, Don A. Pedeliski, Theodore B. "Privacy and the Workplace: Technology and Public Employment." Public Personnel Management, Vol. 26, 1997.

Vanhorn, Royal. "Technology - the Crazy Business of Internet Peeping, Privacy and Anonymity." Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 82, 2000.

Rodney, IP. Katina, Michael. M.G. Michael. "The Social Implications of Humancentric Chip Implants:

A Scenario - 'Thy Chipdom Come, Thy Will be Done'." Retrieved May 14, from the University of Wollongong Web site: http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1607&context=inf***

(2009). "Residents challenge Google camera." Retrieved May 14, 2009, from BBC Web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/7980737.stm

(2007). "Talking' CCTV scolds offenders." Retrieved May 14, 2009, from BBC Web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6524495.stm

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