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Privacy Overview

ERIVACY IS AN AREA OF GROWING IMPORTANCE for people and organizations. This growth roughly corresponds with the growth of the Internet. The Internet has made it possible for people to share all types of information very quickly. Organizations collect and use information to conduct business. Governments collect and use information to provide for their own security. Individuals share information to get goods and services. People also share information to network while looking for jobs and to catch up with old friends. With this increased collection of information come questions about proper information use.

This chapter provides an overview of privacy issues. Privacy is a very large field. It’s impossible to ...

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