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Privacy The problem is this: The use of computers has created a system that can store vast amounts of data on individual citizens and transmit that information almost anywhere in the world in a short period of time. The fact is that information is being collected on all of us. And, there are many people in business and government who would like to get there hands on that information. These include: employers, insurance agencies, law enforcement officers, retailers. The fear is that in the future this information will be organized into vast databases that will be maintained by the government, credit report agencies, the health care industry, schools, and employers. The system will contain information on virtually every aspect of our lives. This data
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Unformatted text preview: will be quickly and efficiently transferred to anyone who wants to know about us. At the present time the information being accumulated about us includes examples such as the following: 1. When a person fills out a job application it is assumed that the employer will do a background check. Through various means, potential employers have access to: - Driving records - Vehicle registration - Credit records - Criminal records - Social Security number - Education records - Court records - Workers' compensation - Bankruptcy - Character references - Neighbor interviews - Medical records - Property ownership- -Employment verification -Military service records -State licensing records...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course POS POS2041 taught by Professor Dr.feinman during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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