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    Few Consumers Penalize Hacked Companies for Data Breaches

    Apr 13, 2016

    About a quarter of American adults surveyed reported that they received a data breach notification in the past year, but 77 percent of them were highly satisfied with the company's post-breach response. Only 11 percent of respondents stopped dealing with the company afterwards.

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    Commentary

    How to Rethink Data Privacy

    Oct 5, 2016

    Society benefits from the exchange of large-scale data in many ways. Anonymization is the usual mechanism for addressing the privacy of data subjects. Unfortunately, anonymization is broken.

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    Security, privacy, and national vulnerability

    The author suggests that the argument "a computer is different" is mythology in many instances and acts to obscure major issues that center around the use of computers. He relates this argument to both privacy, the transborder data flow situation, a...

    Dec 31, 1980

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    A taxonomy for privacy

    An overview of the problems of privacy as they relate to new information and computer technology. The author discusses the issues in light of privacy law that has already been created and in such a way that the moral and ethical views of society can...

    Dec 31, 1980

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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 ...

    Dec 31, 1979

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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

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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...

    Dec 31, 1976

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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.

    Dec 31, 1976

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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...

    Dec 31, 1976

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    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.

    Dec 31, 1975

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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 ...

    Dec 31, 1975

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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...

    Dec 31, 1975

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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...

    Dec 31, 1975

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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...

    Dec 31, 1975

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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...

    Dec 31, 1974

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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 ...

    Dec 31, 1974

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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...

    Dec 31, 1974

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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...

    Dec 31, 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...

    Dec 31, 1973

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

    More than 740 publications are annotated, pertaining to a variety of aspects of (1) protecting individual privacy and civil rights against violations through misuse of personal information in computerized databank systems, ...

    Dec 31, 1973

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    Privacy and Security in Personal Information Databank Systems.

    Privacy and Security in Personal Information Databank Systems.

    Dec 31, 1973

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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...

    Dec 31, 1973