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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Investigating Applications

Above I provided examples of applications that could send your data to the Internet. There are many more. Before using an application, read over its privacy statement. If there isn't one, demand one from the creator of the application. Although a privacy statement can't ensure that an application will honor it, you will at least have recourse if you are misled. One other thing you can look for is the application's privacy settings and a description of how to use them. Also Google the application to see what people are saying about it.

Make sure that the Web sites you visit have a privacy statement and have implemented the specification defined by the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P).[8] P3P provides a ...

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