IV.B Privacy - IV.B What’s so great about IV.B What’s...

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Unformatted text preview: IV.B. What’s so great about IV.B. What’s so great about Privacy? Privacy? • Lecture note: see “Why You Should Never…” Privacy is a Privacy is a legal, constitutional right legal, constitutional right • Griswold v. Connecticut , 1965. The Court for the first time found that the Constitution contained a general right of privacy, although privacy is not actually mentioned in the Constitution. Several rights mentioned in The Bill of Rights create “zones of privacy”. – For example, 4 th Amendment: Unreasonable search and seizure – Protects your home from unwarranted searches and your phone from being tapped, but not your email from being copied from a server ( Bunnell v. Motion Picture Association of America) Privacy concerns are often about Privacy concerns are often about social norms rather than ethics social norms rather than ethics • You expect to talk about you medical history when you visit a physician, but not when you visit the grocery store • It isn’t unethical to ask about another person’s salary, but it would be impolite Privacy and Freedom Privacy and Freedom • How might a lack of privacy interfere with your freedom? – Secret vs. open ballots • Protecting “unpopular” views Privacy is protected in some Privacy is protected in some Codes of Ethics Codes of Ethics • American Society for Information Systems: • Responsibility to Employers/Clients/System Users – Uphold each user's, provider's or employer's rights to privacy… • by minimizing data collected about clients, patrons, or users, and by limiting access to, providing proper security for and ensuring proper disposal of such data… Privacy and IT Privacy and IT • Information can now be collected and transmitted at speeds and on a scale far beyond the pre-computer age – When records are kept on paper, you had to store them, sort...
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2010 for the course PHIL 210B taught by Professor Koperski during the Winter '09 term at Saginaw Valley.

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IV.B Privacy - IV.B What’s so great about IV.B What’s...

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