Describe privacy issues that affect users of the WWW.
In January of 2019, the U.S. Senate introduced S.189 – Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act of 2019. This bill requires online platform operators to inform a user, prior to a user creating an account or otherwise using the platform, that the user’s personal data produced during online behavior will be collected and used by the operator and third parties. The operator must provide a user the option to specify privacy preferences, and an operator may deny certain services or complete access to a user if the user’s privacy elections create inoperability in the platform.
Answer all the following questions:
Describe privacy issues that affect users of the WWW. Are privacy violations the same as data breaches?
Discuss your opinion of S.189. Did it pass? Is it needed? Will it work? Is it too late?
Describe how individuals can take responsibility to protect their privacy while using online services and accounts.
Answer preview Describe privacy issues that affect users of the WWW.