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    Research Brief

    COVID-19 Mobile Surveillance Tools Raise Privacy Concerns

    Jul 30, 2020

    Dozens of countries are using mobile phone tools and data sources for COVID-19 tracking. These tools are beneficial, but they also have the potential for harm. As public health agencies consider using mobile surveillance tools, they will need to address privacy concerns.

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    Article

    Quantum Computers Will Break the Internet, but Only If We Let Them

    Apr 9, 2020

    Quantum computers are expected to be powerful enough to break the current cryptography that protects all digital communications. But this scenario is preventable if policymakers take actions now to minimize the harm that quantum computers may cause.

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    Security and privacy in the 80s

    The widespread use of resource-sharing systems has introduced new complexities to the problem of safeguarding computer information. This paper reviews aspects of security and privacy in both widely shared data networks and private databases. Three ...

    Jan 1, 1980

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    Computers and personal privacy

    Highlights the report of the Privacy Protection Study Commission, created by the Privacy Act of 1974. Three major goals of the commission's recommendations are (1) to minimize the intrusiveness of data collection; (2) to maximize the fairness with re...

    Jan 1, 1977

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    Computer Technology: For Better or Worse?

    The author urges the responsible technologist to understand the intent and thrust of privacy laws, and extend himself toward the policymaker.

    Jan 1, 1977

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    Privacy--handling personal data

    Discusses the findings of the Privacy Protection Study Commission, whose final report, [Personal Privacy in an Information Society], was published in July 1977. The general thrust of the Commission recommendations is openness and fairness in recordke...

    Jan 1, 1977

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    Testimony Before the Privacy Protection Study Commission

    Testimony prepared for presentation before hearings of the Privacy Protection Study Commission, Washington, D.C., January 26, 1977. Discusses in general the nature, extent and problems of the private security industry.

    Jan 1, 1977

  • The Apple I, released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976, on display at the Smithsonian

    Report

    Privacy and Security Issues in Information Systems

    In all computers that maintain and process valuable information, or provide services to multiple users, it is necessary to provide security safeguards against unauthorized access, use, or modification of any data. Concerns for privacy and security must become integral in the design of computer systems and their applications.

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Privacy aspects of health statistics

    Present privacy legislation attempts to guarantee that as we give information to organizations for legitimate needs, we retain some control over its use, are protected against its misuse or abuse, and have a legal basis for redress if something goes ...

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Privacy Issues and the Private Sector.

    Describes and characterizes the present important social issue of privacy. Presents its origins and various legislative efforts to deal with it. Describes the function of the Privacy Protection Study Commission, created by the Privacy Act of 1974. H...

    Jan 1, 1976

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    State of the Privacy Act: An Overview of Technological and Social Science Developments.

    Describes the issue of privacy and the forces driving it. The present situation is: an organization uses information knowing that no right of individual ownership exists, and the individual has no legal standing to control the records. Moreover, i...

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Classification of Personal Information for Privacy Protection Purposes.

    Laws now in effect in several countries require protection of individual privacy in personal information recordkeeping systems maintained by the central, state and local governments and, in some countries, by private business and industry. It is des...

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Privacy and Security in Centralized vs. Decentralized Databank Systems.

    Explores the questions of whether or not a centralized personal-information databank system presents a greater threat to the privacy and other related rights of the persons on whom data are kept than does a decentralized system that collectively hold...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Privacy and Security in Computer Systems

    Examines (1) the protection of privacy and other individual rights in personal information databank systems, (2) maintenance of information confidentiality in statistical and research databases, and (3) implementation of data security ...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Privacy: The Private Sector and Society's Needs.

    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 organizati...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Cost Implications of Privacy Protection in Databank Systems.

    The Privacy Act of 1974 and other pending legislation codify the rights of citizens relative to their personal information stored in computerized databank systems, and assure that privacy and other individual rights are not violated or unduly restric...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Privacy and Security in Databank Systems: An Annotated Bibliography, 1970-1973

    More than 740 publications are annotated pertaining to the protecting individual privacy and civil rights, providing confidentiality through statutory and regulatory means, and providing access controls and security to information stored and processed.

    Mar 1, 1974

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    Computer Privacy and Computer Security.

    In this discussion of legislation to protect the citizen against harm resulting from the use of information contained in computer data systems, several important questions emerge: Would the legislation apply to the public sector or to government--Fe...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Privacy and Security in Personal Information Databank Systems.

    Privacy and Security in Personal Information Databank Systems.

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Privacy Protection in Databanks: Principles and Costs.

    A discussion of the principles and costs involved in designing, implementing, and operating protective systems in personal information databanks. All databank systems containing identifiable, personal information require adequate procedural and tech...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Privacy Systems for Telecommunication Networks.

    There is an increasing need for providing privacy and security in telecommunication and teleprocessing networks. This paper presents a brief survey of privacy systems--the techniques that can be used to provide communications security in commercial ...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Computers, Personal Privacy and Human Choice.

    There is substantial concern in the world today about the relation between the individual citizen and government or private databanks that use information about him for various purposes. Society needs to achieve a balance among (1) the needs for inf...

    Jan 1, 1973