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Privacy on the WEB Privacy on the WEB Group 0227 Efrain Castro, Dinesh Parmer, Michael Raiford Robert Reich, Kim Walker, Claudia Worme.

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1 Privacy on the WEB Privacy on the WEB Group 0227 Efrain Castro, Dinesh Parmer, Michael Raiford Robert Reich, Kim Walker, Claudia Worme

2 Topics Privacy Enablers of Privacy Invasion Methods of Protection Government Regulation

3 Privacy on the WEB Is there really any? “You’ve got mail”, but is it secure? Does a company have the right to profile your Internet use? Do you have the right to know if your are being “watched”? Do others have the right to gather personal data without your knowledge or permission?

4 Privacy – Intro. Invasion of privacy intentional intrusion upon the solitude or seclusion of another that is highly offensive to a reasonable person (Webster’s) Privacy on the WEB Refers to security and confidentiality of personal and/or financial information

5 Privacy – Intro. Forbes article –56% of Americans are “very concerned” –86% of computer user believe business should get explicit permission before collecting data –Expect federal and state regulatory agencies to take notice Forbes ASAP February 19,2001

6 Why the recent concern? Profiling – on-line retailers collect data to target individual preferences for direct solicitation Selling of marketing lists Data has always been available but not with the current easy of access

7 Privacy Personal –Anonymity is still widespread on the Internet but information is collected Workplace –66% of 500 firms conduct electronic surveillance –27% monitor Consumer Relationships –Collection of personal information for profiling

8 What has enabled the invasion? Wide spread use of the Internet & Cooperative Browsers Cookies –Track personal usage –Anonymous or customized –Persistent or Session

9 What has enabled the invasion? WEB Banners –Can use cookies –Setup on many sites to track patterns WEB Bugs –1-pixel gif file setup on the WEB page or sent via –Undetectable by ant-cookie filters –Can run executable code

10 What has enabled the invasion? Spyware – monitoring –WEB use monitoring –Data interception – interception Naïve Users –High-speed Internet access –Wireless Internet access –Free Internet access

11 What has enabled the invasion? Inadequate Business Practices –Outdated protocols –Trusted networks –Poor user maintenance on unused accounts –Instant messaging –Inadequate firewalls

12 What has enabled the invasion? Vendor – Back Doors Code written into programs to allow the developer of the software to circumvent security Examples –RealJukebox –Alexa –Cuecat –Microsoft –Barbie

13 Has your privacy been Compromised? 411 Locate, InfoUSA, –List phone numbers and addresses Bigfoot – addresses YBLost, Stalker Site –Links to just about anything

14 Methods of Protection Individual –Anonymity –Education –Protection software HW & SW –VPN (Virtual Private Network) –Encryption

15 Methods of Protection Businesses –Good security –Control –Monitor systems –Corporate Privacy Policies Cybersurance

16 Government Regulation Carnivore –FBI monitoring Federal Trade Commission –FTC Fair Information Practices Notice Choice Access Security

17 Government Regulation USA does not have a comprehensive e- commerce privacy bill Children's Online Privacy Protection Act –13 years and younger –Parental consent to collect information –Refrain from re-distribution of identifiable information –Best effort to discourage posting of contact information –No special offers

18 Government Regulation Privacy Bills Currently in Congress –Spyware Control and Privacy Protection Act –Electronic Privacy Protection Act –Consumer Online Privacy and Disclosure Act –Consumer Internet Privacy Enhancement Act

19 Government Regulation Non-Government Privacy Organizations –CERT Coordination Center –Online Privacy Alliance –Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P)

20 Government Regulation International : European Union –1998 law requiring personal information on the Internet to be: Accurate Current Gathered fairly and lawfully Processed and used for a specified legitimate purpose Kept no longer than deemed necessary;y to fulfill the stated purpose

21 Conclusion Need for strong laws Consumers need to be fully informed and educated Privacy Policies Tenacious in fighting for privacy


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