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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 Privacy Foundation

The Privacy Foundation conducts "research into communications technologies and services that may pose a threat to personal privacy." Its Web site has a large amount of information to raise awareness of privacy related issues and help the public understand them. For people wanting to learn some basic terminology in digital privacy, a glossary describes things like firewalls and cookies. There are...

https://www.law.du.edu/privacy-foundation
View Resource Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

The Scout Report hasn't paid a visit to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) website in a few years, but it was good to learn that they are still providing high-quality materials about the subject directly from their site. Created in 1992, the PRC has maintained this site for well over a decade, and visitors will enjoy looking over some of their fact sheets, reports, and their online chronology...

https://privacyrights.org/
View Resource Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age

What does privacy mean in a digital age? Is there any effective and proven way for governments, businesses, and individuals to safeguard their stores of information? These are important and timely questions, and they are but a few of those addressed in this recent release from The National Academies Press. This volume was edited by James Waldo, Herbert S. Lin, and Lynnette I. Millett, and it...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11896/engaging-privacy-and-infor...
View Resource As more information goes online, companies and individuals try to maintain privacy of web searches

Ask.com's privacy "eraser" misses a few spots http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/12/11/askeraser/index.html Protests accompany Google's expansion of Street View http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/12/11/technology/street.php Google Maps Street View http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/ Security Bites Podcast http://www.news.com/2030-11424-6052904.html Six Tips to Protect Your...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2007/1214
View Resource UK Confidential

The Demos think tank in the United Kingdom consistently finds new perspectives and outlooks on important topics, and this latest collection of essays published in May 2008 is no exception. Specifically, these fourteen essays "explore the underlying challenges and realities of privacy in an open society, and argue for a new settlement between the individual and society; the public and the states;...

https://www.demos.co.uk/files/UK%20confidential%20-%20web.pd...