Monitoring and Privacy: Is Your Head Still In the Sand?

privacy       2001-06-18 
We give out personal information every day. Between our birth and death records, we dispense an avalanche of information to the government, businesses and other organizations in return for employment or services. For example, we provide detailed information to schools, banks, state departments of motor vehicles, health providers and insurers, and in return we receive an education, bank accounts, a driver's license and health care. We also establish relationships and accounts with vendors and service providers in exchange for discounts and promotions. Businesses thrive on having such customer information.