The Private Sector and Society's Needs
Download Free Electronic Document
|PDF file||0.3 MB||
Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.
Purchase Print Copy
|Add to Cart||Paperback18 pages||$20.00||$16.00 20% Web Discount|
Discusses the issues surrounding privacy, stressing the semantic problems and differences in perception that create difficulties, emphasizing that solutions conceived will have to be ones that work for all of society, and arguing that both organizations and individuals have a responsibility in seeing that information be collected and used for its intended purposes, and, most importantly, that individuals not be harmed by the use of such information. The paper examines the complexities involved in drafting concise and appropriate legislation which clearly serves the intent of privacy. Further attention is given to privacy safeguards that might be appropriate to the private sector. Discussion and guidance, from people and organizations equipped to provide it, are important and necessary if we are to achieve the appropriate balance between society and information technology.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Paper series. The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.
This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.