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Privacy, 1 COMM114 Group Privacy I. Introduction [Scott Mettler] A. Before we begin, there needs to be established some assumptions that may be important upon the consideration of the following claim. Assumption one; everyone is familiar with the process of applying for a job. Assumption two; the jobs that we apply for are based on a competitive scale determined by the employer only. Assumption three; the status quo is not violating any current law. Assumption four; we live in a capitalistic environment. B. Employers should be allowed to access and utilize personal information not specifically volunteered by employees or prospective employees. 1. There are two words specifically in that statement that need to be defined: access and utilize (1) "access." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary . (a) permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing” (b) freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something (c) a way or means of access (2) "utilize." Cambridge Dictionary Online. (a) the usefulness of something, especially in a practical way
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Privacy, 2 2. With these two definitions alone we can establish a reasonable understanding of the employment process and the justification for the use of efficiency surveillance a. When an employer creates a job opening, they may require their candidates to submit an application. It is assumed that this is the standard operating procedure for a majority of companies that you all have either worked for or applied to. An application is merely a way for an employer to measure candidates against each other. Usually the process is initiated by the applicant who submits a resume. The resume contains information that profiles the potential candidate. For competitive jobs, the candidates with superior experience can increase their likelihood getting hired. Remember, unlike communism, in a capitalistic society, labor is not guaranteed; there is a competitive job market where employers will use any information within their means to find employees that best fit their company. C. To preview 1. The rights of the employer and employee should be preserved. a. Employers have the right to utilize the information given to them by candidates as well as other information which they can already legally access. (1) “Right to Privacy in the Workplace in the Information Age” . Lloyd L. Rich. The Publishing Law Center .
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Privacy, 3 (a) The Supreme Court has broadly defined privacy as the right of the individual to control the dissemination of information about oneself. Privacy as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution differs in two significant ways from privacy protected by tort law: (1) the types of acts constituting an invasion of privacy are very different, and (2) the type of protection provided to individuals - constitutional privacy protects against governmental intrusion while tort law primarily protects against invasion by private parties. Fourth Amendment privacy rights only apply in those
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course COMM 114 taught by Professor Mark during the Winter '09 term at Oregon State.

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