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Privacy, Right of -- United States

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View Resource Electronic Privacy Information Center (Last reviewed in The Scout Report on June 13, 1997)

When the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) was started in 1994, there were already substantial privacy issues surrounding the collection and use of electronic data at play. Since that time, such issues have grown exponentially in their scope, and EPIC continues to perform valuable research in the area. A good place to start exploring their site is right on the homepage, namely their...

https://epic.org/
View Resource Census Resistance?

Saturday April 1 was Census Day, the official deadline for returning one's US Census questionnaire. Given the fact that only about half of the forms have been returned, one may wish to reflect on the irony of the government choosing April Fool's Day as the Census deadline. As a matter of fact, surveys sponsored by the Census Bureau as well as informal assessments of talk-show call-ins, complaints...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/2000/0404
View Resource Bush Administration Decides to Enact Medical Privacy Rules

Yesterday Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson and the White House announced that the administration would enact a new federal rule that protects the privacy of medical information. Proposed in the waning days of the Clinton administration, the rule grants patients full access to their own medical records and requires health care providers to obtain permission before disclosing...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0413
View Resource Surfer Beware: Personal Privacy and the Internet

In conjunction with the US Federal Trade Commission's Public Workshop on Consumer Information Privacy held June 10-13, 1997, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has released this short report, based on its review of "100 of the most frequently visited web sites on the Internet." The report discusses the collection of personal information, privacy policies, and browser cookie use at...

https://archive.epic.org/reports/surfer-beware.html
View Resource Federal Trade Commission: Privacy Initiatives

The US Federal Trade Commission provides this site, highlighted by the availability of its Privacy Online: A Report to Congress. In addition, the site offers tips on how to protect personal information, transcripts of relevant congressional testimony, useful information about protecting your privacy while you "travel" the Net, and FTC pamphlets on consumer protection and privacy information, among...

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-...
View Resource Challenge to the Child Online Protection Act

This week's In the News focuses on the disputed Child Online Protection Act (COPA). The eight resources discussed provide news, commentary, analysis, and primary material. Last Wednesday in a US District Court in Philadelphia, proceedings began in a hearing that will determine the future of the controversial COPA. Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton last October as part of...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/1999/0126
View Resource The Internet and the Family 2000: The View from Parents, the View from Kids

Released on May 16, 2000, by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, this report finds that many younger users are willing to divulge private information about their families in exchange for free gifts. Based on a survey of 1,000 parents and children with online access at home, the report reveals that 45 percent of ten- to seventeen-year-olds, as opposed to 29 percent...

https://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/the-internet-and...
View Resource The Latest News about the FBI's Carnivore

As US Congressman (R-Ga) and House Judiciary Committee member Bob Barr has pointed out, the latest US government surveillance project, the FBI's Carnivore, might have been largely overlooked by the public were it not for two factors: the choice on the part of the bureau to name the system "Carnivore" and EarthLink Inc.'s litigation over the placement of the packet-sniffer on its network. Be that...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2000/0818
View Resource United States Department of Health and Human Services Rules for Patient Privacy

Last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the first in a series of guidance materials on new federal privacy protections for medical records and other personal health information. These privacy provisions come under the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. From this HHS Office for Civil Rights page, readers can access the news release "HHS Issues...

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html
View Resource NYC Surveillance Camera Project

These two sites focus on the increasing numbers of surveillance cameras in New York City. The first provides a .pdf-formatted map of the more than 2,300 camera locations throughout New York as well as text listings broken down by community. The information was compiled by volunteers from the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). In addition to information on camera locations, in the news section...

http://www.mediaeater.com/cameras/
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