by Elaine Simpson
Privacy, in its simplest definition, is the state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by others. Information privacy is the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected and used. Human beings value their privacy. Expanding digital resources and advanced electronic technology are being used to create “zero- touch” rental environments. Does this threaten the privacy of our residents?
Technology has its advantages, but it also has a lot of social and ethical implications that cause concern and privacy is one of them. Electronic surveillance, availability of personal information through internet technology and workplace/home environment monitoring are just a few areas that add to the concern.