Technology can be viewed as an activity that forms or changes culture

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It hasbeen used to legitimise existing practices, and to permit virtually any use ofdata by virtually any organisation for virtually any reason, provided that itis handled 'fairly'.

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HealthCommission, May 1996PCA (1998) 'National Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information'Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Australia, February 1998.

Users of technology in society and business today need to be increasingly aware of the need for the ethical use of technology.
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The continuing increase in public concern about information privacy shouldtherefore be seen as a reaction to the ways in which information technology isused by organisations, rather than to information technology itself.Legislatures of countries on the Continent of Europe, and to some extent alsoin North America, passed laws addressing information privacy, primarily duringthe 1970s, though with some laggards deferring action until the 1980s or even1990s.

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More appropriate terms to use for those concepts are'data security' and 'data transmissionsecurity'.The term 'confidentiality' is also sometimes used by computer scientists torefer to 'data transmission security', risking confusion with obligations underthe law of confidence.

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This has given rise to an additional form of surveillance:

Data Surveillance (or is the systematic use of personal data systems in the investigation ormonitoring of the actions or communications of one or more persons.
Dataveillance is significantly less expensive than physical and electronicsurveillance, because it can be automated.