Information Technology and Privacy

Various Sim Cards by Petr Kratochvil

Various Sim Cards by Petr Kratochvil

Information technology has provided the means to connect individuals worldwide and share information within seconds. It is a powerful tool that promotes freedom of, and access to, information. Moreover, it is an important ingredient in privacy protection. Privacy is defined as “unauthorized intrusion” and to protect is defined as ” to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction” by Merriam-Webster. Information technology, such as the chip and pin smartcard technology and biometric authentication, has provided the means to enhance privacy. However, there are several flaws in information technology, and the use of the protected data, such as the tracking of health information by health tracking products and aggressive scanning of personal emails by free email service providers, that devalues it and contributes to privacy violation.

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