Tag: Privacy

Technology Privacy

Technology Privacy

Almost any new technology has to consider privacy issues. Technology created in the field of medicine and health care have to consider privacy. Companies such as Google and Facebook have to consider privacy simply to keep the trust of their user base. Consumers need to trust who they are using services from. Facebook has been in the news the last few years especially when they change privacy rules without informing their users. Users often need to be proactive to change their privacy settings, otherwise their data will be publicly available.

When a technology company gives away their service for free, the consumer must look at their privacy policies very closely. Information ethics will become more prominent as the Internet becomes more social. People are sharing things such as photos, likes and their daily thoughts now more than ever. Who knows, we may be at the peak of social information online? People may get turned off by sharing so much information, and we could be in for an information decline in the next few years.