Describe the concept of privacy as an implied right and provide examples to demonstrate how different governments protect or infringe upon this right
Task Concept of Privacy as an Implied Right and Examples to Demonstrate How Different Governments Protect or Infringe Upon ThisRight
Right to privacy is the freedom or liberty from unwanted intrusion. Privacy under the grounds of computer sciences and IT fall under computer moral values. Privacy has been a paramount concern since the evolution of the Web. For instance, it comes on the scene when website users are mandated to offer their private particulars (for instance, their credit card numbers) to facilitate shopping online. Also on social networks like dating sites where people tend to give personal information to people they meet. These people think they are sharing information with an individual, yet the site is the one sharing it (Moor, 1).
Several governments have enacted laws to maintain privacy. For instance, the G8 nations met in Washington (1997) and together decided to tackle high-tech crimes. The US government has some laws on safekeeping of network and computer, fortification of consumer and distance selling, protection of privacy and data. The UK government has played a part in privacy protection because of the ongoing growth and outburst of computing cloud, which impose a challenge to information technology. Hence, in November 2010, European commission, proposed a “right to be forgotten”. This enables internet users to delete their information on social networks permanently and further the progression of nondisclosure of information. Some governments have formed organizations to combat such cases like in Asia the very first response to incidence organization called “Korea Computer Emergency Response Team and Coordination Centre” (CERTCC-KR). In conclusion, it is clear to say that privacy is a solemn issue that should not be ignored (Sembok, 257).
Moor, James. Why We Need Better Ethics for Emerging Technologies. 2005. 7:111.
Sembok, Tengku. Ethics of information communication technology. Bangkok: University
Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2003