Summary: Vice president and editor of Black Enterprise, Alfred Edmond Jr.,wrote the essay, Why Asking for a Job Applicant’s Facebook Password is Fair Game, which was originally published in Black Enterprise. The essay pertains to the issue of invasion of privacy or necessarily how far is too far when it comes to a job interview. In the essay, Edmond provides his stance from many different viewpoints, such as, from a potential employer/company, a job applicant, and an outsider to support is claim that it should be legal for a potential employer to ask for one’s password. His reasoning being that if something is truly private it should not be posted upon one’s social media platform. Another reasoning being the safety factor; giving many reasons
Searching social media can give an insight to people’s personalities. People should be more careful on the internet because social media can be used for employee background checks, collage background checks, and violations of personal privacy. In recent years hiring managers have also begun checking out the personal social media pages of candidates under consideration for a position, a practice known as "social media background checks," ( Employees Should Accept ).
Another example of how media can affect the criminal justice system within the courts is when divorce courts are dealt with. Because social media is a popular way for people to communicate with each other. Many spouses would use photos, screen shots, texts, and call logs to use against each other for evidence. When social media is presented in courts, it is very important that one is not guilty of negative or threatening comments and can be used against them. Furthermore, social media within the courts could also be looked on in a positive way. It could help with more witnesses and evidence and to raise
Social media is a new phenomenon that did not exist 20 years ago. The idea of connecting with people through the computer has evolved quickly from nonexistence to a part many people’s daily lives. The use of social media has linked people from around the globe. People are able to exchange ideas living thousand of miles apart and several countries away. Healthcare professionals and organizations view social media as an avenue to facilitate patient engagement and improve the delivery of patient-centered care (Adams 293). Healthcare organizations have also began to use social media outlets to disseminate information quickly, advertise, collect data, as well as, educate large numbers of people. According to Gouda, medical studies were used to track epidemics and describe opinions and beliefs of health care consumers, while major healthcare organizations are using Twitter to engage patients, caregivers, and advocacy groups (Gouda 266).
6. After being disciplined for criticizing a customer in an email (sent from his personal email account on a company computer), Joe threatens to sue the company for invasion of privacy. Unfortunately, Joe may not know this but his expectation of privacy has no basis in law. As a matter of fact, whenever an employee uses an employer 's electronics devices for whatever purpose, whether for company or personal use, that employee automatically relinquishes his expectation of privacy per se, as established by the law.
There are also similar cases that have followed this case, such as R vs. Elliott. This case was about a man that was brought to trial for harassing three women on twitter. This was known, in Canada, as one of the first cases ever brought to court on nothing but social media as evidence. Although, one women dropped the charges before trial and the remaining charges were dropped, this is quiet similar to the Ohio case. Other than that, not many cases have been based off of only social media but many have used social media to support innocents or
Everyone should be careful when working in the health field because HIPAA is a big rule for the privacy of information of the patients and the work place. Text messaging, pictures, and the use of social media contributes a lot to the HIPAA violation, and you should use with caution before posting anything online or sending anything to someone else. There are lots of penalties
On any given shift, nurses have access to some of the most personal private information about a patient and his or her family. A right to privacy is grounded in the society and is protected by the United States Constitution. In addition, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Codes for Nurses prohibits disclosure of confidential patient information, as do the ethical codes of many other professional organizations (Malek, 2010). The Joint Commission mandates that institutions maintain and adhere to policies and standards to protect patient information. According to Malek (2010), nurses must remember that a right to privacy protects more than the patient’s medical record; it protects them from unauthorized photographs and news stories, as well
Throughout the past ten years, social media has increasingly become a phenomenon all over the world. In the United States alone, 81% of the population owns some sort of social media account (“Percentage of U.S. population”). With this increasing number, social media has reached an extremely large audience in which resulted in a melting pot of diverse discussions on daily topics. Due to this enormous audience, one must be quite cautious about what they share online. These platforms have become a useful tool that may result in real-life consequences if used in an inefficient way.
Healthcare providers and organizations are obligated and bound to protect patient confidentiality by laws and regulations. Patient information may only be disclosed to those directly involved in the patient’s care or those the patient identifies as able to receive the information. The HIPAA Act of 1996 is the federal law mandating healthcare organizations and clinicians to safeguard patient’s medical information. This law corresponds with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act to include security standards for protecting electronic health information. The healthcare organization is legally responsible for establishing procedures to prevent data
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a vital part of the health care industry’s day to day business. HIPAAs procedures define how healthcare companies receive and handle their clients’ health care information. HIPAA helps to protect the patient’s personal information through confidentiality and security procedures while being transferred, handled or shared with other healthcare providers (Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules, 2013). When a patient’s privacy is not regulated, third parties could buy and sell the information without the patients’ authorization. With HIPAA being in place, it prevents healthcare employees from divulging any patient information they
According to the US department of health services the most common HIPAA violation in hospitals is the impermissible uses and disclosures of protected health information. A prevalent scenario is when a health care worker accesses files of patients who are not under the worker’s care. Anyone that is not directly related to the patients’ health care or insurance is not allowed to access the patients’ health records. This can be prevented by having all employees participate in HIPPA training after a direct violation of the policy along with mandatory training before their employment. Another preventive measure is informing workers, upon employment, that electronic medical records indirectly allow for monitoring the use and misuse of patient files.
The hospital employee failed to keep protected health information secure and violated the patient’s privacy. Unauthorized information concerning the patients’ medical condition and treatment plan were released to an unauthorized contact phone number and person. Applying administrative safeguards to protect the organization's health information covers security objectives, such as confidentiality, which was breached in this particular case. The patient’s privacy rights and HIPAA law were violated because the health care organization provided an unauthorized disclosure and ignored the patient’s specific communication request. The patient had specifically provided an alternative contact number at her work, and the hospital failed to accommodate
Facebook and Privacy: Big Brother “Likes” Us Case Analysis Summary Introduction Facebook was founded by Harvard students Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes on Feb 4, 2004 known as Thefacebook. In the beginning, Facebook was “closed”, limited to college students to share information using their “.edu” email address, until it was opened for the high school students, then opened for the public users, moved beyond the narrow focus and became a social network that could link friends with other friends on the internet. By 2008, Facebook reaches 100 million active users overtaking “MySpace” to become the internet’s largest social network.