Professor Kirstin Krick
English 102 #15881
13 February 2013
Ethics of Internet Privacy
Privacy is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but in which amendment does privacy on the Internet fall. On the website “The Right of Privacy” it says that “The U.S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy”. Freedom of religion is given to us in the First Amendment. The Fourth Amendment protects from searches and seizures unless the officials possess a warrant. The Fifth Amendment gives the right to interpret the first eight amendments in ways that can protect the people. Since the internet was not created until the late 20th century should another amendment be added or is it already covered in what the first nine amendments say. Even if the Bill of Rights gives the right to privacy, the internet is easily accessed by many people and can be hacked to find out important private information about anyone. The internet is accessed by people from all over the world and when private information is posted online one person is going to be able to view that information no matter the privacy setting a person may use. The natural progression of the internet and emerging technologies is towards streamlining lives both personally and professionally. Instantaneous communications and available on-line services continue to reduce the physical distance between individuals. Almost anything is now available in cyberspace; from shopping, schooling and education, on-line trading, banking, to social and political on-line communities. On-line service providers are shifting from a product centric approach to a more personal and customized approach to marketing their products and services. The idea of one-to-one marketing is very powerful and has become an important tool for competing in the interactive age. One-to-one marketing takes a customer-orientated approach to selling; customers are treated as individuals with different interests and needs. Americans responds...
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