Internet and Society 1999
The Technologies and Politics of Control
Readings for Week 4
Privacy: Personal Activities
in “Other” Environments
Guests for this week: David Sobel (EPIC) & Jim Gavel (Birch Tree)
What is privacy?
NetSee Advertisement, How Much Do You Spend On Sex?
Lawrence Lessig, Code and
Other Laws of Cyberspace, Chapter 10: Privacy, (Final Draft June
Lawrence Lessig, Coding Privacy, The Industry Standard,
May 21, 1999 http://www.thestandard.com/articles/display/0,1449,4620,00.html
Solveig Singleton, Privacy
as Censorship: A Skeptical View of Proposals to Regulate Privacy in
the Private Sector, Cato Policy Analysis No. 295, January 22, 1998.
Andrew Shapiro, Privacy
for Sale: Peddling Data on the
Internet, The Nation, June 23, 1997.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and
Sciences, The Pink Book, Fall
1998 (excerpts) http://www.fas.harvard.edu/computing/guides/network/pink_book_98.pdf
Summary of Law:
Baekkelund et al., A Framework for Privacy Protection, Read
Only – Current and Proposed Regulatory Frameworks: Law (December 10,
Technical Approaches and Problems:
W3C, The Platform for Privacy Preferences: P3P Note, November 6, 1998 http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/NOTE-P3P-CACM/
(Browse) Intel serial number
Boston in May:
Joseph Mallia, Waste.com, The Boston Herald, May 12, 1999.
Joann Muller, Troubles on the Internet, The Boston Globe, May 23, 1999.
Matthew Brelis, Getting Caught, The Boston Globe, May 30,
Jerry Kang, Information
Privacy in Cyberspace Transactions, 50 Stan. L. Rev. 1193 (1998),
especially parts I, II(B)-(C).
Government Initiatives and Law
1999 FTC Report http://www.ftc.gov/os/1999/9907/privacy99.pdf
European Data Directive
U.S. government response to