Essay On Privacy Of Internet

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Online communication becomes common after the introduction of internet, computers, tablets, and phones. People find it easy to exchange information electronically through email, text, fax, internet, and websites. Online communication is quick, convenient, and cheap. People share pictures ,messages, medical information, do online shopping, and apply for jobs across the internet without any other alternatives. These days exchanging information using paper is replaced by electronic formate. Almost all companies now accept job applications, medical information, school information, and different kinds of information about us using internet. Some of the information we exchange through internet contains sensitive information about us. Some of the…show more content…
The only privacy protection in the U.S constitution is the Fourth Amendment. “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and sei- zures, shall not be violated.’’ Companies and organizations in California are committed to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of individuals as enumerated in article 1 of the California constitution, the information practices Act of 1977, and other state and federal laws. This article requires companies to limit the collection of personal information and to safeguard the privacy of personal information collected or maintained by them. In addition to this, the information management practices of companies should be governed by the requirements of the Information Practices Act (Civil Code section 1798) and other applicable laws pertaining to information privacy. Personal information, defined in the Information Practices Act as follows, “The term “personal information” means any information that identifies or describes an individual including, but not limited to, name, Social Security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters and medical or employment history.” Companies should follow and apply these rules and principles in collecting and managing personal information. The Information Practices Act also require companies not to disclose any personal information other than the individual with a few
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