MWAIS 2021 Proceedings


In this paper we explore modern technology used in our daily lives from Amazon’s Alexa to our smartphones, as well as a plethora of other devices, and how our right to privacy may be impacted by the use of technology. Information privacy is the relationship between the collection of data, technology, the expectation of privacy, and the legal, ethical and political issues surrounding them. Information privacy is the right to control how your information is collected and used. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is next dissected regarding the protections against government invasions of our privacy through the use of search warrants. Finally, we explore the need for federal comprehensive privacy laws to protect our personal information from private individuals and businesses often for their monetary gain.