ABSTRACT

Internet Privacy: Overview and Pending Legislation [Updated October 7, 2003]   [open pdf - 84KB]

Internet privacy issues encompass concerns about the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) from visitors to Web sites, as well as debate over law enforcement or employer monitoring of electronic mail and Web usage. In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, debate over the issue of law enforcement monitoring has intensified, with some advocating increased tools for law enforcement to track down terrorists, and others cautioning that fundamental tenets of democracy, such as privacy, not be endangered in that pursuit. The parallel debate over Web site information policies concerns whether industry self regulation or legislation is the best approach to protecting consumer privacy.

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CRS Report for Congress, RL31408
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2002-10-07
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