Web Privacy

June 09, 1997

A survey released on web privacy suggests computer users are extremely vulnerable to cyber space spying and other personal intrusions by internet businesses. The results could help frame the debate whether the industry can police itself or the governments must step in to protect millions of personal computer users. Robert Ellis Smith, lawyer and author of "Our vanishing privacy and what you can do to protect yours", talks about the information collection industry and how it is the growing threat to privacy. Robert Ellis Smith goes over examples of how people’s personal information including health information can be sold by information brokers.
Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): credit reports, social security number, personal bar code
Guest Names: Robert Ellis Smith