Lecture12-2 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328,...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Session 12 Privacy
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2 IT Societies are Surveillance Societies IT allows people to be easily tracked and monitored. Examples? Data can be used to create profiles of individuals. The data can be "mined" for patterns of behavior. Questions raised: What is the value of privacy? How does surveillance affect us and our society?
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3 Why Worry About Privacy? Arguments for not worrying about privacy: 1. If you aren't doing anything wrong, you don't need to worry. Counter-arguments?
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4 Privacy is Overrated Arguments for not worrying about privacy. 2) People easily trade away personal information for benefits. Therefore they don't value privacy much. Counter-arguments?
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Information gathering is good for you Arguments for not worrying about privacy. 3) Information gathering is good for companies and their customers. Companies can offer products tailored to customer's likes and dislikes. Example:
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