Online ‘Bill of Rights’

by Caezar M
summary:

this article talks about a proposed plan by the obama administration to place into effect a internet bill of rights that pertain to users privacy policy. for years it has been the objective of companies to obtain as much information about you as they possibly can. this has usually come in the form of what you put on facebook or your search engine searches, internet surveys, and what one website can get from another web site. it has gotten to a point that people no longer can trust others with information about their privacy. the obama administration has fuinally come to this realization and wants to offer a set of rules for the protetion of user information based on privacy principles from around the world. recently google made a new privacy policy that would allow them to collect and keep data from jsut about anything you do, no matter how sensitive or how stupid. this bill of rights would limit the type of information that web pages can keep about you and for how long they are allowed to store it for, along with many more other features.

response:

i think that a comprehensive bill of rights is just what the internet needs to help regulate your privacy. we live in a time where your privacy and the information that you put up on the internet is constantly at risk of existing forever. its almost enough for you to want to get an edvanced degree in electromagnetism and spent your weekends slaving in your basement building a device that will efectively destroy all functional technology and go on a zapping spree targeting the biggest datacenters in the world. not saying that this is a solution but its not a bad fantacy either. but overall i believe that we need a more comprehensive way to try and ensure user privacy on the internet and if a bill of rights is the answer then bring on the legislation.

 

 

John P Mello Jr. (2012, February 23). Obama Offers Blueprint for Privacy Rights on the Internet. PCWorld. Retrieved March 2, 2012, from http://www.pcworld.com/article/250530/obama_offers_blueprint_for_privacy_rights_on_the_internet.html

6 thoughts on “Online ‘Bill of Rights’”

  1. It will be nice to see this bill get passed. It has been getting pretty bad lately with multiple companies trying to get user info through back doors or loop holes. hopefully with this bill it will restrict just exactly how much information a company can get from someone.

  2. Considering that they are after me, and no I AM NOT PARANOID, I would definitely support a bill that would limit what information companies can obtain from the Internet. However, I doubt it will really make too much of a difference because companies will find other ways to get this information. If there is money to be made, then business will go on. I have found the best way to be minimize the amount of intrusion into my personal life has been to unsubscribe from a lot of the business offers I get. Now I do not get many spam emails, junk email mail, or bothersome phone calls.

  3. This bill seems to be exactly what we need now. Its sad how now you cannot even complete a survey online without being worried about your email address being shared with another company. Everything connects to Facebook now, and its honestly a little annoying. I like my privacy, physically and virtually.

  4. Right now there is a lot of concern about the Google change in privacy policy, and privacy has always been an issue with Facebook. I would support a Bill of Rights because as it stands now, we really have very few if any rights in regards to privacy online.

  5. Right now there is a lot of concern about the Google change in privacy policy, and privacy has always been an issue with Facebook. I would support a Bill of Rights because as it stands now, we really have very few if any rights in regards to privacy online.

  6. I read a similar Article about this. The Constitution is truly a living document because of laws like this one which helps adjust how, we as a society treats new technology and to prevent abuse. Its great because people are always trying to find new ways of taking advantage of us and this bill will hopefully help curve some of those abuses. Its sad that companies are all about the bottom line whether or not it means crossing the lines of decency. America came about because its people wanted to be left alone by the government who were trying interfere with their lives and privacy, now it seems that the companies have taken over that role and every chance they get they seem to be trying to put one over on us, their customers. Although I would not put it over the government to also use similar techniques to keep an eye on us. So whether or not our privacy is being compromised by our government or companies we need to be more aware of such things so that we can share our concerns with our leaders so that they can update the laws that will prevent abuses from happening.

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