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Online digital privacy (final)


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Online Digital Privacy and Surveillance presentation given to MMC 6612 (New Media and a Democratic Society).

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Online digital privacy (final)

  1. 1. Online Digital Privacy and Surveillance A look at privacy law and social media in today’s society
  2. 2. The Myth of Media Interactivity -- Technology, Communications and Surveillance in Japan by Kiyoshi Abe Professional Athletes’ Shrinking Privacy Boundaries: Fans, Information and Communication Technologies, and Athlete Monitoring by Jimmy Sanderson
  3. 3. Author’s information Kiyoshi Abe <ul><li>Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>Department: School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University </li></ul><ul><li>Research Interest: Media, Communication research </li></ul><ul><li>Degree: Doctorate (Sociology) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Abe believed that people do not mind being monitored through interactive media because they are not properly informed of such surveillance. He argued that it is not alright to use interactive media as surveillance tools, and he provides examples of “peer-to-peer” surveillance. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Author’s information Jimmy Sanderson <ul><li>Graduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>Communication PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Hugh Downs School of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Assistant/Associate </li></ul><ul><li>Published four articles </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sanderson discussed cases of employers monitoring employees, specifically in the world of sports. Sports organizations use information provided by fans to monitor professional athletes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Privacy Law in the United States <ul><li>The Constitution and Bill of Rights do not actually declare a specific right of privacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Certain Amendments, such as the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unlawful searches or the Ninth Amendment’s declaration that the government cannot infringe upon a right regardless of its inclusion in the Constitution, do extend some protection upon citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Personal Right to Privacy in the US </li></ul>
  8. 8. Privacy Law in the United States <ul><li>Invasion of Privacy lawsuits cover four basic areas : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public disclosure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False statements of character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity theft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Celebrities are considered to have willingly given up their right to privacy in the United States. (Tiger Woods) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Difference in EU and US Privacy Laws <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal information cannot be collected without permission. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies that process data must register their activities with the government. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers cannot read workers’ private e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Checkout clerks cannot ask for shoppers’ phone numbers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Digital Privacy Concerns <ul><li>Writing a few random thoughts in a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Debasing an employer’s good character on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Tweeting a complaint on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>-- can get people in trouble. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google CEO Schmidt on Internet privacy
  12. 12. How secure are you online? <ul><li>Facebook’s privacy features </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook apps giving usernames to advertisers </li></ul><ul><li>Thieves break into empty homes by reading Facebook status updates </li></ul><ul><li>The Library of Congress and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>UK resident fined for Twitter joke </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Mashable article on </li></ul><ul><li>Most people in the U.S. decline to use location tracking software </li></ul>
  13. 13. School spies on students via laptop webcams
  14. 14. Fighting for Digital Privacy <ul><li>Stage Set for Showdown on Online Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Database Snooping Worries Watchdogs </li></ul>
  15. 15. New technologies can be scary <ul><li>You are being watched </li></ul><ul><li>Track me if you can </li></ul>