Privacy In The Computer Age

Examines the multiple facets involved in the issue of privacy in the computer age. Focuses on the legislation proposed to control & direct the development of databases & their use in order to protect individual rights.

The issue of privacy in the computer age is a many-faceted problem and the complexities have been perceived and have made it evident that legislation is required to control and direct the development of databases and their use in order to protect individual rights. One of the issues of concern is that of privacy rights and how they may conflict in an age when masses of information on the individual is stored in computers of many different types and for many different purposes, with the potential that this information could be misused, released to non-authorized parties, or linked together to produce profiles of the individual that could then be misused or otherwise made into a violation of the individual’s privacy rights.

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