Tech Tuesday: Privacy, Part 1 – Definition of Privacy

Each Tuesday, pleasureinlearning brings you Tech Tuesday.  Come back each week for more ways to become efficient and effective in your use of technology. 

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You hear a lot of talk about computer security and personal privacy.  This series will explore privacy and the role you play as a consumer and as an individual.

The White House has published a Privacy Bill of Rights (Full Report).  I’ll let you read exactly how they describe the aspects of privacy.

  • Individual Control:  Consumers have a right to exercise control over what personal data organizations collect from them and how they use it.
  • Transparency:  Consumers have a right to easily understandable information about privacy and security practices.
  • Respect for Context:  Consumers have a right to expect that organizations will collect, use, and disclose personal data in ways that are consistent with the context in which consumers provide the data.
  • Security:  Consumers have a right to secure and responsible handling of personal data.
  • Access and Accuracy:  Consumers have a right to access and correct personal data in usable formats, in a manner that is appropriate to the sensitivity of the data and the risk of adverse consequences to consumers if the data are inaccurate.
  • Focused Collection:  Consumers have a right to reasonable limits on the personal data that companies collect and retain.
  • Accountability:  Consumers have a right to have personal data handled by companies with appropriate measures in place to assure they adhere to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

A lot of this makes it sound like privacy is the responsibility of companies, but you have a lot of control too. We’ll talk more about each aspect in the coming weeks. Watch the first part of this video for a preview and a laugh.

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One comment on “Tech Tuesday: Privacy, Part 1 – Definition of Privacy

  1. […] right to privacy. If you wish to review the definitions of the following privacy domains, see last week’s […]

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