Objective: Si is told that a secret government agency has investigated his background and determined that he is a potential candidate for a project they are working on. The agency then seeks his permission to conduct a search of his apartment, after admitting to constructing a nearly complete profile of him without his permission. The objective of this lesson is to explore the concepts of personal privacy.
1) For class discussion: How do you define personal privacy? Does Si's being investigated without his knowledge go against what you think personal privacy ought to be?
2) For class discussion: Have the students form two groups and present arguments for the following:
Is it morally acceptable for a person or business to check on your background without your consent?
a. If it is, should there be limits to the types of information available or disclosed?
b. If not, are there special...
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