15-508 / 17-801 / 19-608 / 95-818: Privacy Policy, Law, and Technology

Homework 2 - due September 14, 2005

Reading Assignment:
- Cranor 2
- Solove 4
- A Review of the Fair Information Principles
- I Didn't Buy it for Myself (Cranor)
- Managing Information Technology Security and Privacy Compliance (Stampley)

Reminder: This and all future homeworks must include a bibliography!

1. Write a short summary of each chapter in the reading assignment (2-5 sentences each). After each summary (in a separate paragraph) provide a "highlight" for that chapter. This can be something new you learned that you found particularly interesting, a point you would like to discuss further in class, a question the chapter did not fully answer, something you found confusing, a point you disagree with, or anything else you found noteworthy. [20 points]

2. Pick a technology that causes privacy concerns. [40 points]

3. Research a self-regulatory privacy program or privacy law. Your research should include both reviewing the program's web site and searching for relevant news articles, endorsements, criticism, etc. Please include the relevant citations in your write-up and add the sources to your bibliography. Please come to class prepared to discuss your findings. [40 points]

You will be assigned a program or law to research in class from one of the following (or one that you suggest):

Self-regulatory programs