Report entitled "Storing Our Lives Online: Expanded Email Storage Raises Complex Policy Issues."
“Storing Our Lives Online: Expanded Email Storage Raises Complex Policy Issues” by Clinic Director Deirdre Mulligan, Ari Shwartz, and Indriana Mondal discusses privacy concerns in the new electronic age. Internet users store large amounts of personal data online without realizing that they are losing privacy protection by doing so. In order to protect privacy, the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) must be revised, industry policies must be clarified, and users must be informed on privacy issues. The paper states that there is a decreasing relevance of constitutional search and seizure rules, lack of clarity when it comes to ISP practices, and uncertainty about what ISPs do with users’ personal information.
Aug 01, 2006