Well I guess we finally heard it straight from “the horse’s mouth.” If you are a Facebook user and you don’t want something shared then don’t post it. In a recent Q&A session between Facebook’s Vice President for Public Policy Elliot Schrage and questions posted through a forum through the New York Times Schrage says, …
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides rights and protections for participants and beneficiaries in group health plans. The Privacy Rule, a federal law, grants consumers rights over health information and promulgates rules and limitations on who can look at and receive personal health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether …
Wanting to protect the public at large from dangerous criminals is one thing, but what if doing so involves surveillance and other violations of privacy?
Tapping your cell phone. Could your cell phone be tapped without you knowing about it? Consider these questions. Have you ever called your bank and given your social security or credit card or debit card numbers over the phone? Have you ever called a catalog company and placed an order using your debit or credit card? Now imagine someone has been listening to the conversation.
The most important thing to remember when sharing information online is to . . .
AARP and Google came together to talk about how to protect your computer, and how to keep your personal information off of the Internet. Have you ever Googled or used other search engines to find out what is posted on-line about you? What if you don’t like what you find– what do you do?
“While this pledge represents AT&T’s commitment, there are many other companies with access to information about online users, many of which collect large volumes of data every day for advertising purposes without the knowledge or affirmative consent of those users.”
“Americans are clearly concerned with how their personal information is being collected and used by Internet companies,” . . .