網上私隱報告

年青人的年青人的私隱意識不足,情況令人擔心

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From CBC,

Canadians need to take more responsibility for internet privacy in an age where increasing openness is being exploited by online fraudsters, according to Canada’s privacy commissioner.

Many young people are choosing to open their lives in ways their parents would have thought impossible and their grandparents unthinkable,” Jennifer Stoddart notes in her annual report to Parliament, which was tabled Tuesday.

Their lives play out on a public stage of their own design as they strive for visibility, connectedness and knowledge,” she wrote.

Stoddart’s report looks at 2008 privacy complaint investigations; technology and privacy issues; and the commissioner’s efforts to encourage the development of international privacy standards.

She warned that young people may be too open with their personal information online.

Such openness can lead to greater creativity, literacy, networking and social engagement. But putting so much of their personal information out into the open can also … leave an enduring trail of embarrassing moments that could haunt them in future,” the commissioner says in her report.

More and more, there are reports of people being fired and missing out on job interviews and academic opportunities because of remarks or postings they have made online in the past.

In some cases, people have mistakenly thought email conversations and wall postings were actually private, when they were in fact public, and have had to deal with the fallout.

2 Responses to 網上私隱報告

  1. hevangel says:

    Or maybe the public is getting desensitize on those “embarrassing” moments.

    In the past, a “leak-light” photo of a star may mean the end of her career, now it means publicity.

    Maybe in the future, those who don’t post his life on the net is consider not trustworthy. It’s better to work with someone who has obvious minor flaws than someone who seems perfect on paper.

  2. kempton says:

    hevangel,

    Our society is changing for sure and you are probably right that we are desensitizing ourselves re those “embarrassing” moments. And private data (e.g our birthdays) are a lot less private and should not be used as security check for banks and financial institutions.

    But our media (Apple Daily, 東方, etc) unhealthy focus on breasts 與走光相片係香港傳媒及讀者的悲哀。

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