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Internet Privacy HLW OAC - ISU Rough Draft Do you use your credit card on the Internet to buy certain items Do use the Internet to pay your bills or do you use the Internet to e-mail important loved ones Regardless of how you use the Internet the use of personal computers and the Internet have evidently grown rapidly by early 2001 more than one in two Canadians were using the Internet Illegal and Offensive pg 1 The computer has given people a greater efficiency to collect sort and distribute their personal information Privacy Security pg 101 But with the vast amounts of information stored on peoples computers the invasion of privacy is of great concern In legal terms privacy means the right to be left alone In todays information age with the advancement of the computer and the Internet it means the right to control who knows what about our lives httpwwwmedia-awarenessca The Internet is like an invisible playground for criminals for example some Internet sites can gain peoples e-mail address or personal information without any authorization this is very concerning because when personal information such as credit card numbers are exposed on the Internet hackers or criminals will eventually commit criminal offences such as credit fraud The Government has made certain attempts to ensure privacy on the Internet such as the implementation of Bill C-54 but since there is an increase concern of Internet privacy they still need to continue to thrive for better policies and educate people about their privacy rights within an information age that is still in its beginning stages to a safer and intrusion-free Internet Ever since the introduction of computers and the Internet there are now several ways hackers or criminals can obtain personal information from people the most common offences that attack peoples online privacy are credit fraud identification theft e-mail scams and the unauthorized of selling consumer information between organizations Out of
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