Privacy and the Web

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As the twenty first century dawns, advances in technology endanger our privacy in ways never before imagined. Each time you use the ATM, visit the doctor, use a credit card, chat on the Internet, or make a phone call, you are leaving electronic fingerprints for all who want to peer into your private life. Nearly every quantifiable aspect of a personís life finds it way into a data bank somewhere. This information is sometimes …

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…legal. People enjoy having private spaces, and want to keep them. Privacy is the interest that individuals have in sustaining a 'personal space', free from interference by other people and organisations. Individuals claim that data about themselves should not be automatically available to other individuals and organisations, and that, even where data is possessed by another party, the individual must be able to exercise a substantial degree of control over that data and its use.