Problems Associated with Governmental Acquisition, Use, and Dissemination of “Private” Information.
Information acquisitions, use, and dissemination are a remarkable effort that needs to address based on integral factors around it. In most cases, the nature of information determines its workability and essentiality in between the sender and the receiver. For instance, private information contains connotations that should never be passed across more than two people, and it should remain around particular walls regardless of essential concepts that need to be addressed or learned (Sun & Jafar, 2017). As a result, in most cases, the government is jarred with various issues that have made the acquisition, use, and dissemination of private information to be faced with numerous problems. This paper focuses on examining issues associated with the governmental purchase, use, and dissemination of “private” information.
The most discussed problem is the structure of privacy protections. Most private information clashes with government policies. As the government tries to ascertain the usefulness of the information based on the statistical data that it contains, the link between individuals and the outlined procedures is, in most cases, jeopardized, leading to rising in the public-private partnership risks. Similarly, in the acquisitions, use, and dissemination process, instances of identity theft and data breaches in the joint leading to misuse of the collected data.
According to Shill & Peterson (2019), most private information requires fair practices as reiterated in modern privacy laws. However, for the success of these practices, the government must notify individuals about the information that is being collected, the reason by collection, and the assurance of their safety and protection against malice. As a result, the entire practice becomes hectic and meaningless. Overall, the balances between the responsibilities and rights of individuals have made it hard for the government to validate an amicable policy to address the concern.
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Sun, H., & Jafar, S. A. (2017). The capacity of private information retrieval. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 63(7), 4075-4088.