Information Policy

Thoughts for the 80's

by Willis H. Ware

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One of the dominant concerns in information policy in the 1980s continues to be privacy. The author suggests that the new dimensions of privacy policy in the 1980s are those concerned with computer-based systems and services that contain, capture, and handle information about people for other than recordkeeping purposes, supplemented by the secondary issue of protecting international transit of data as it flows to legitimate end-consumers in various political jurisdictions. There is no way the federal government can avoid being involved in some aspect of the coming privacy issues. But the depth of the involvement can be limited to that which is essential if the private sector responds adequately and properly.

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