CHAPTER FIVE

Regulating Internet Privacy

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The information age has created a more open society where privacy seems to grow scarcer with each technological innovation. Personal information on the Internet has become even more of a commodity that can be collected, exchanged, or recombined with relative ease. The Internet and its supporting architectures have made it much easier to track and monitor individual behavior. Identifying serial numbers embedded within computers or software programs that allow traces to the end user threaten to end the electronic anonymity that has so far characterized many interactions in cyberspace. At the same time, beacons ...

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