Privacy Worries Go Far Beyond Emails (CNN)


Denise Anthony, associate professor of sociology and research director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth, says that Facebook’s new privacy controls and a proposal to change the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act are both positive steps in protecting online privacy. However, more actions are needed, writes Anthony in her CNN opinion piece.

Anthony, a faculty affiliate at the Center for Health Policy Research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, says, “New Facebook policies and the proposed strengthening of the electronic privacy act are important steps, but until we follow privacy-by-design technology, strengthen fair information practices, and encourage policies that recognize the social nature of privacy, our online world will continue to lack the mechanisms we need to promote and protect personal privacy.”

Read the full story, published 12/21/12 by CNN.

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