Advances in information technology have enabled companies to collect, compile, analyze and deliver data around the world much more quickly and cheaply than ever before. But these technological advances have also brought new challenges to protecting 'information privacy.' In fact, some experts believe that privacy concerns will slow the growth of the Internet generally and electronic commerce in particular.
Different countries view privacy issues differently. In the U.S., for example, companies have largely been allowed to 'self-regulate.' In Europe, by contrast, protection of consumer privacy is the subject of extensive legislation, including a comprehensive Data Protection Directive that took effect in 1998. Foreign companies wishing to exchange personal information about European citizens with companies in the European Union must have policies in place that ensure an 'adequate level of [privacy] protection.'
• Notice • Choice • Transfers to third parties • Access • Security • Data integrity • Enforcement
|Length Range||31 - 60 Minutes|