The Issues of Online Privacy Invasion Into the Lives of Internet Customers and Employees in the U.S in the Mid-20th and 21st Centuries

Topic: Online Privacy
Title: The Issues of Online Privacy Invasion into the Lives of Internet Customers and Employees in the U.S in the mid-20th and 21st Centuries

Costumers and citizens’ personal information has always attracted the attention of governments and retail firms. Due to technological advancement, privacy concerns have become more complex. Laudon and Traver(2013) define information privacy as the combination of two statements which claim that specific data should be prohibited to be gathered by the governments or companies, and the awareness of individuals about the use of collected information. The twentieth century in the United States was mainly concentrated on preventing the government along with private companies from collecting and using the personal information on the Web. The burden of invasion of personal information privacy can be resolved by proper privacy policies of the firms, the amendments of the U.S legal system, and the enhanced Bankruptcy Codes of companies.

The first important problem influencing the personal information safety is the structure of privacy policies of companies. Many firms consider using the Internet as a violation of working terms since employees use the Internet for personal matters, however, the companies neglect to determine the conditions properly. In accordance with Lugaresi (2010), it is considered impossible to restrict the use of the Internet for employees inasmuch as it is an essential part of daily life - means of communication, self-expression, and the place where businesses or relationships are formed. One more answer is a clear e-mail policy. In this regard, the principal aim of employers to inspect the online activities of their workers - avert the suits over racism, sexual offenses, slander, or any illicit acts. The survey conducted in the U.S. shows that appropriate e-mail policies are present in approximately 60 percent of the U.S. enterprises (Oz, 2002). Albeit employees use e-mail services...