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Privacy refers to information about an employee which he or she regards as personal or private (i.e., medical information, financial data, etc.) and the right of that individual to not have such information shared with others.

Privacy is the topic of much debate, including issues of the warren and Brandeis concept of a right to be left alone, often referred to as the seclusion theory; access control, which places its emphasis on laws and standards that enable persons to reasonably regulate the information that they are giving up; and autonomy that identifies private matters as those that are necessary for a person to make life decisions.

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