Privacy and the Internet Your Expectations and Rights Under the Law / Edition 2

Privacy and the Internet Your Expectations and Rights Under the Law / Edition 2

by Margaret C Jasper
     
 


The Internet is the most significant medium of both commercial and financial communications and transactions. It has become the nation's primary vehicle for the exchange of news, mail, and general information. Unfortunately, these benefits often expose Internet users to serious privacy risks which may have catastrophic results. Thus, it is crucial that Internet… See more details below

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The Internet is the most significant medium of both commercial and financial communications and transactions. It has become the nation's primary vehicle for the exchange of news, mail, and general information. Unfortunately, these benefits often expose Internet users to serious privacy risks which may have catastrophic results. Thus, it is crucial that Internet users understand how to safely and securely "surf the net," without exposing themselves to criminal activities which infringe on their privacy. This almanac discusses some of the most important security methods, including the effective use of passwords, utilizing virus software, installing firewalls, understanding encryption technology, and being vigilant about the type of information one shares on the Internet. Internet identity theft is also addressed.
In addition, this fully revised publication outlines Internet privacy policies and applicable laws placed upon various entities designed to protect private information of Internet users. A discussion of online privacy protection for children, which encompasses the governing laws are included. Finally, this almanac sets forth the role of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in enforcing privacy rights, including a review of some of the major enforcement cases brought by the FTC. The Appendix provides resource directories, applicable statutes, and other pertinent information and data. The Glossary contains definitions of the terms used throughout the almanac.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195378085
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Legal Almanac Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

MARGARET C. JASPER is an attorney engaged in the general practice of law in South Salem, New York, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and entertainment law. Ms. Jasper holds a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars, and is certified to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Jasper has been appointed to the law guardian panel for the Family Court of the State of New York, is a member of a number of professional organizations and associations, and is a New York State licensed real estate broker operating as Jasper Real Estate, in South Salem, New York.
Margaret Jasper maintains a website at http://www.JasperLawOffice.com. In 2004, Ms. Jasper successfully argued a case before the New York Court of Appeals, which gives mothers of babies who are stillborn due to medical negligence the right to bring a legal action and recover emotional distress damages. This successful appeal overturned a 26 year-old New York case precedent, which previously prevented mothers of stillborn babies to sue their negligent medical providers.

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Table of Contents

About the Authorv
Introductionvii
Chapter 1An Overview of Privacy and the Internet
In General1
Demographics2
The Privacy Threat2
Broadband Internet Access2
Hackers3
Public Forums3
Internet Service Providers3
E-Mail Systems3
Cookies4
Domain Registration Services5
Employer Access5
Law Enforcement Access5
Privacy Laws6
Privacy Policies6
Chapter 2The Role of the Federal Trade Commission
In General9
Anti-Spam Enforcement Initiative9
Identity Theft Prevention9
Anti-Pretexting Initiative10
Anti-Pretexting Initiative10
Enforcement of Privacy Promises10
Children's Online Privacy Initiative10
Privacy Complaints Hotline10
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)11
Public Workshops11
Enforcement Actions11
The Microsoft Case11
Liberty Financial Companies, Inc.--Young Investor Website13
Eli Lilly and Company14
Toysmart.com16
Chapter 3E-Mail
In General19
Securing E-Mail19
Encryption19
Anonymous Remailers19
Deleting Stored E-Mail20
Web-Based E-Mail Service20
Employer Access20
Forwarding20
Verification20
Viruses21
Spam21
Statistics21
Spam Reduction22
Do Not Publicize Your E-Mail Address22
Mask Your E-Mail Address22
Use Two E-Mail Addresses23
Use Disposable E-Mail Addresses23
Create a Unique E-Mail Address23
Filter Junk E-Mail23
Check Out Website Privacy Policies24
E-Mail Preference Service24
Common E-Mail Scams24
Nigerian Advance-Fee Fraud24
Chain E-Mails25
Internet Service Provider Scam25
Filing a Complaint25
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)25
The User's Internet Service Provider26
The Sender's Internet Service Provider26
Instant Messaging26
Chapter 4E-Commerce
In General27
Securing Online Transactions27
Anonymous Remailers27
Secure Browsers27
Emptying the Cache28
Cookies28
Third Party Cookies29
Detecting Cookies and Setting Preferences29
Javascript29
Privacy Statements29
Website Security30
Avoiding Online Fraud30
Chapter 5Privacy Statements
In General33
Elements of a Privacy Statement33
Privacy Seals34
Privacy Seal Programs35
The TRUSTe Privacy Seal Program35
BBBOnline Privacy Seal Program36
The WebTrust Privacy Program37
The Privacy Partnership37
Chapter 6Online Financial Services
Internet Banking39
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)40
The Safeguards Rule40
Covered Institutions40
Requirements41
Employee Management and Training42
Information Systems42
Storage of Information43
Retrieval and Transmission of Information43
Disposal of Information43
Managing System Failures44
The Financial Services Modernization Act44
Chapter 7Protecting Children's Privacy Online
In General45
Websites45
Privacy Statements46
The TRUSTe Children's Privacy Seal46
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)47
Appendices
1The Electronic Communications Privacy Act53
2The Privacy Protection Act of 198065
3The U.S.A. Patriot Act (H.R.3162)-Selected Provisions69
4Summary of Federal and State Privacy Laws79
5Internet Privacy Resource Directory93
6Microsoft Corporation Complaint107
7Microsoft Corporation Consent Order113
8Liberty Financial Complaint123
9Liberty Financial Consent Order127
10Eli Lilly and Company Complaint135
11Eli Lilly and Company Consent Order139
12Toysmart.com Complaint149
13Toysmart.com Consent Order155
14Directory of State Consumer Protection Agencies161
15Instructions for Setting Cookies Preferences167
16American Express Internet Privacy Statement169
17Sample Privacy Policy Outline183
18Code of Information Practices
19The Safeguards Rule193
20The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)197

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