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Privacy Defended: Protecting Yourself Online by Chris Weber, William Chan, Gary Bahadur

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Chapter 5. Illegal Threats to Individual Privacy

In Chapter 4, “Legal Threats to Individual Privacy,” you gained an understanding of how you can be attacked by individuals, businesses, and governments who want to use laws or the lack of laws to legally invade your privacy. Through legislation and industry self-regulation, consumer information is almost up for grabs by anyone who is willing to devote a bit of time to searching for personal information. Individuals have become empowered through the use of technology to perform their own data mining for personal gain using other people's information. As if the few legal activities were not enough of a threat against our privacy, we are faced with illegal activities that can be even more damaging. ...

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