Legislation Protecting Privacy in the Essay

Excerpt from Essay :



In general, the CDT urges the enactment of legislation organized around FIPs. Such practices are guided by certain principles: transparency; individual participation; purpose specification; data minimization; use limitation; data quality and integrity; security; accountability and auditing. (CDT Comments, 10-11). These principles have been at the heart of privacy legislation since the Privacy Act of 1974. (Dep't of Homeland Security).

For example, the CDT advocates for consumer privacy legislation that regulates both the online and offline data collection and management practices by advertisers and that authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to make regulations specifically targeted at these practices. (CDT Comments, 3). With respect to DPI, the CDT has asked Congress and the European Union to engage in fact-finding about how ISPs are using DPI, so that privacy legislation can be designed to distinguish between the legitimate and illegitimate uses of DPI. (CDT Comments, 5-6)

Conclusion

The only thing consistent about the Internet is its rapid change. Although existing privacy legislation in the United States and Europe has been adequate to protect the privacy of individual information up to now, new technological developments are threatening the effectiveness of those rules. New rules tailored around the principles expressed in FIPs are needed to help protect the privacy of information in the new technological world to come.

References

Center for Democracy and Technlogy. Comments of the Center for Democracy and Technology to the European Commission on the Matter of the Consultation on the Legal Framework for the Fundamental Right to Protection of Personal Data. December 31, 2009. Accessed on June 1, 2010 at http://www.cdt.org/issue/baseline-privacy-legislation

Federal Trade Commission. Privacy Online: Fair Information Practices in the Electronic Marketplace. 2000.

Federal Trade Commission. 2010. Enforcing Privacy Promises: Section 5 of the FTC Act. Web. Accessed on June 2, 2010 at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/promises.html.

Federal Trade Commission. 2010. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Accessed on June 2, 2010 at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact.html

Federal Trade Commission. 2010. The Fair Credit Reporting Act. Accessed on June 2, 2010 at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/credit.html

Teufel III, H. The Fair Information Practice Principles: Framework for Privacy Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. December 29, 2008. Accessed on June 2, 2010 at www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/.../privacy/privacy_policyguide_2008-01.pdf

Sources Used in Document:

References

Center for Democracy and Technlogy. Comments of the Center for Democracy and Technology to the European Commission on the Matter of the Consultation on the Legal Framework for the Fundamental Right to Protection of Personal Data. December 31, 2009. Accessed on June 1, 2010 at http://www.cdt.org/issue/baseline-privacy-legislation

Federal Trade Commission. Privacy Online: Fair Information Practices in the Electronic Marketplace. 2000.

Federal Trade Commission. 2010. Enforcing Privacy Promises: Section 5 of the FTC Act. Web. Accessed on June 2, 2010 at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/promises.html.

Federal Trade Commission. 2010. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Accessed on June 2, 2010 at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact.html

Cite This Essay:

"Legislation Protecting Privacy In The" (2010, June 02) Retrieved February 23, 2020, from
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/legislation-protecting-privacy-in-the-10595

"Legislation Protecting Privacy In The" 02 June 2010. Web.23 February. 2020. <
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/legislation-protecting-privacy-in-the-10595>

"Legislation Protecting Privacy In The", 02 June 2010, Accessed.23 February. 2020,
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/legislation-protecting-privacy-in-the-10595