Privacy

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For career-oriented professionals, the Internet can be a useful tool. It can help you find a job, research professional development opportunities and communicate with colleagues. However, when too much of your private information appears online, the Internet can also be problematic. If information on the Internet is becoming a problem for you, consider the seven [...]

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It’s always intimidating when you begin looking for employment. There are hundreds of methods of looking for work, there are so many things to remember and it seems like there’s an endless landscape of opportunity, if only you knew where to look for it and if only there were fewer people just like you looking [...]

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As advertisers develop more sophisticated online tracking tools, federal agencies and consumer interest groups are pushing for stricter privacy standards. Do Not Track, the latest web tracking opt-out movement in the U.S. is gaining ground, with browsers and companies alike being pressured into providing simple opt-out technologies to keep individuals personal information private. There is [...]

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Experts Forecast Top Seven Trends in Healthcare Information Privacy for 2011 Move to Electronic Health Records Raises Concerns for Patient Privacy, Security, Data Breach PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — What are the top security and privacy issues facing the healthcare industry in 2011? A panel of healthcare experts representing privacy, trends, technology, regulatory, [...]

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Website legal contracts, website legal forms, and website documents as positioning statements for marketing purposes? You???ve got to be kidding, right? That???s the typical reply I get when I advise clients regarding website legal compliance. They???re aware of the critical need to manage their legal exposure, particularly after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Guides went [...]

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It’s stunning that companies can continuously cause privacy uproars and come back over and over. There are just a few vocal users who do care about privacy and some vocal pressure from privacy organizations – but users, in general, put up with it and stay. Few worry about how their personally identifiable information is treated. [...]

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Coverage last week by InternetNews associate editor Kevin Corbin at Datamation on the FTC public workshops questions whether Personally Identifiable Information or PII, is being protected, respected and used properly in behavioral targeting by social media web sites and networks of advertisers. One approach for business which has been suggested is for businesses to have [...]

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Privacy Links

October 29, 2009

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (G-L-B) The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 2000 (COPPA) The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Americans for Computer Privacy Center for Democracy and Technology Computer Security Institute Electronic Frontier Foundation Electronic Privacy Information Center Federal Bureau of Investigation GetNetWise Health Privacy Project Online Privacy Alliance [...]

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Privacy in Online Behavioral Tracking and Targeting – It’s Time to Protect Consumers News Update by Rebecca Jeschke -??September 1st, 2009 EFF and a coalition of other consumer and privacy groups called on Congress today to protect Americans’ privacy from invasive online behavioral tracking and targeting. In letters sent to the House Energy and Commerce [...]

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How we???re losing our privacy online From personal photos circulated inadvertently on Facebook to ???Web bugs??? that monitor our buying habits, the Internet is exposing the private us to the public more than any technology in history. Here???s why you should care ??? and how to avoid it. By Gregory M. Lamb ??|?? Staff writer/ [...]

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