Workplace Privacy/whistleblowing

Part 1
Ethics of Workplace Privacy
Regarding the issue of workplace privacy. Currently, this is a very hot topic and it continues to be a contentious issue because technology is outpacing the law. New technologies for communication and new technologies for surveillance go beyond what the law has previously addressed.
• Explain what right to privacy you believe an employee should enjoy at work.
• Describe what right to surveillance a company should have in watching over its employees it is paying and the property it owns. If you are not in management or do not own a company, consider what rights you would want for surveillance with regard to a nanny you hired to watch your child in your home.
• Explain where you would draw the line with regard to workplace privacy, considering that the hardest ethical dilemmas to decide are ones that involve competing rights.
Part 2
Regarding whistleblowing
Choose one of the following three scenarios:
• A real-life example of whistleblowing with which you are personally familiar.
• A case of whistleblowing you know about from a text or other source.
• A hypothetical example of something to which we can all relate.
• Explain whether you did, or would, feel pressure not to report what you know. Explain why this is so.
• Explain what you did, what was done, or what you would do ultimately in the scenario you chose.
• Describe whether codes of ethics, such as those in schools or the military that require reporting of unethical behavior, would influence your decision.