What Does the Public/ Private Partnership Surveillance with the U.S. Government Mean to You?
Questioning what types of surveillance the US Government is using to collect data should be done by citizens as a way to understand and limit violations to their private data. In 2020, privacy is up for sale, and anyone could be the buyer. This surveillance partnership includes private companies, governments, and law enforcement agencies. The US Government, without full disclosure to the public, creates a variety of public/private partnerships with major corporations to collect and have access to confidential data on US Citizens and other residents of the United States.
Body-Worn Cameras and Privacy Protection
Since the advent of CCTV (Closed Caption Television) cameras in the 1960s, the move towards changing how police record their actions have come a long way. Originally these cameras were installed in London but became more mobile and deployable into recording high crime areas to help police enforce the law and prevent crime. It was nearly 30 years later that in-car cameras were installed in police vehicles in the late 1980s. By the year 2000, car cameras or dashcams were mainstream enough to be in virtually all new police cars.
Privacy Compliance & Retail Surveillance
There are many benefits to having a surveillance system in retail business locations. The cameras deter crime, help catch thieves, protect the business and employees, builds a level of trust for both consumers and employees alike, and surveillance systems even lower the overall cost of insurance premiums. Today, most retail establishments have some surveillance equipment.
Data Privacy and Healthcare Options
Over the last 30 years, the shift of medical records from paper to electronic files has created an increased awareness in the control of private health information. Using computers and databases has created an increase for those with clearance and those without access to and disclosing confidential information. Health care providers and public health practitioners have always valued their patients’ privacy.
How Subway Surveillance Increases Commuter Safety
In New York alone, it is estimated that the subway delivered 1.72 billion riders in 2018, averaging to approximately 5.6 million daily rides on weekdays and a combined 5.7 million rides each weekend. The number of passengers, therefore, commuting using the subway is so vast and would, therefore, need a working method to ensure the maintenance of security, and that the users are safe while in the subway.
DNA Privacy and Selling Your Human Data
Think of DNA as your human data. Much like data on a server, or a microchip, DNA contains your personal data. With today’s technology, your DNA can be used to create a composite of what you look like, brown hair, green eyes… right down to the dimple in your left cheek. It is not a matter of if, but of when. Companies and individuals across the United States will eventually have to comply to genetic data privacy regulations.