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Privacy in the Workplace
Technology has developed in leaps and bounds over the past few decades. The case is that the law always has difficulty keeping pace with new issues and technology and the few laws that are enacted are usually very general and obsucre. The main topic of this paper is to address the effect of technology on privacy in the workplace. We have to have an understanding of privacy before trying to protect it. Based on the Gift of Fire, privacy has three pieces: freedom from intrusion, control of information about one’s self, and freedom from surveillance.1 People’s rights has always been protected by the constitution such as the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from “unreasonable searches and seizures”. As said by Eric Hughes, “Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world.”2 As written by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1928 is the right most valued by the American people was “the right to be left alone.”3
Previously it took a lot of equipment to monitor a person’s actions, but now with technology’s developme…