As information, as a commodity, becomes inexpensive, widely marketed, and readily available with increased utility-like distribution of computing power, threats to privacy will arise in both public and private sectors. A system of controls will be needed to strike a balance between the common good and the individual's right to privacy. 16 pp. Ref.
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