Privacy and the Internet

A discussion of the spread of the Internet and its effects on the privacy of individuals.

This paper goes into some depth about how privacy rights are infringed upon by the Internet and the general public reaction to this. The author examines the development of the Internet and how it has spread to impact every aspect of one’s life. The author discusses how society is influenced by this phenomenon.
During the twentieth century the economies of most advanced societies of the world have transformed from a manufacturing-based to an information-based structure, due mostly to the rapid and advancing changes in technology. With the advent of the Information Age, the issue of information privacy is gaining widespread attention from consumers, business and industry and the government.