Impact of Technology on Privacy


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Which of the following refers to the right to determine when, and to what extent, information about oneself can be communicated to others?

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1. Which of the following BEST describes the monitoring of people with technology, often without their knowledge?

2. _____ is a small data file stored on a computer hard drive by a website when the user visits the site.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of privacy issues related to technology. The quiz will also assess your comprehension of the types of programs used by employers to monitor their employees.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to understand:

  • When information about oneself can be communicated to others
  • The monitoring of people with technology often without their knowledge
  • A small data file that is written and stored on a user's hard drive by a website when that user visits the site

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about electronic surveillance in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding information privacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about computer programs stored on a user's hard drive

Additional Learning

To learn more about privacy issues related to technology, review the lesson that covers the following objectives:

  • Define information privacy
  • Identify electronic surveillance
  • Understand identify theft
  • Recognize workplace monitoring
  • Define Employee Internet Management (EIM) software