Databases in Cyberspace:
Maintaining Individual Privacy Rights

Large amounts of personal information have traditionally been available in public databases. In the past, access to this information has been restricted by the difficulty of obtaining information from each of the separate locations. As databases are moved from dusty basements to online servers, information becomes accessible at the click of a button and databases can be cross-referenced to build personal profiles. We will examine the issues surrounding online databases such as who is has the right to collect information about people, what information they are allowed to collect, and how they can use that information. To conclude, we will recommend actions that can be taken to safeguard individual privacy rights.

Why should you care about privacy issues relating to online databases?
See what information is already stored about you.

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