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Achieving legal protection of privacy as a fundamental right is the recognition that privacy is a human need that merits such high level of protection. It is of utmost importance, however, to understand that even though the right to privacy is not an absolute right, and must balance with society’s need for information, safety and privacy is an essential component to human dignity. The exchange of information allows for all types of technology to advance at a vertiginous speed. Globalization has meant different things to people, but the most significant is in the way we understand geography and experience localness. The effect of global industrialization has transformed of technologies of communication. Privacy-invading technologies evolve faster than privacy protecting laws. It has been suggested that technology should be regulated at the design and manufacture stage through what is generally referred to as value sensitive design (VSD).

Keywords:global industrialization; right to privacy; value sensitive design (VSD)



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