Information Privacy

  • Journal Article

    Pharmacy, Facsimile, and Cyberspace: An Examination of Legal Frameworks for Electronic Prescribing

    Are recent laws in conflict with the technological trend toward wireless transfer of physician and patient-specific health information, and will they present overwhelming barriers to the widespread use of e-prescribing?

    Jan 1, 2002

  • Testimony

    Privacy vs. Security: Electronic Surveillance in the Nation’s Capital

    Testimony before the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia of the Committee on Government Reform, United States House of Representatives, on March 22, 2002.

    Dec 31, 2001

  • Commentary

    And Now, the Good Side of Facial Profiling

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Feb 4, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Can Biometrics Help the Army Solve an Identity Crisis?

    The Army needs to ensure that the right people—and only the right people—can get access to its information systems, its weapons, and its many databases that serve the Army community. Biometrics may offer a solution.

    Dec 31, 2000

  • Report

    Privacy and Security Policy Choices in a National Information Infrastructure Environment

    No abstract is available for this document.

    Dec 31, 1995

  • Report

    The new faces of privacy

    Since privacy in the recordkeeping context became a national concern at the turn of the 1970s, it has developed new and different dimensions--new faces. Many are similar in nature to historical recordkeeping issues, and some capitalize on old in-plac...

    Dec 31, 1992

  • Report

    Emerging privacy issues

    Because of the essential nature of information in the affairs of society, governments, and institutions, computer- and communications-based systems are creating new aspects of personal privacy threats. This paper, originally presented as the keynote ...

    Dec 31, 1984

  • Report

    Information Systems, Security, and Privacy

    This testimony discusses future aspects of privacy and illustrates the difficulties and problems with electronic mail.

    Dec 31, 1982

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • 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.

    Dec 31, 1975

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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

  • Report

    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