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Computer Privacy

One of the major concerns with the expanding influence of information technology is the issue of personal privacy. As more and more individuals and businesses are using computers to transact business and store information the protection of individual privacy is threatened. Consumers are becoming more and more concerned with this issue.

The organization that your group works for has set up a task force to evaluate the major issues involved in information technology and privacy and to develop a privacy policy that can be given to consumers who would like to know what steps your organization is taking to protect their privacy. The members of your group have been asked to serve on this task force and develop this policy.

As a group you may choose the type of or specific organization that has requested this policy.

Investigate the privacy issues in relation to Information Technology. Using the Internet and personal experience, each group member should conduct and share research about this issue.

Your task is to produce a rough draft of the policy that you will submit to management of the organization. This draft should give the background of the organization and a short summary of some of the major privacy issues that the policy addresses. In addition the policy should recommend what steps the company should take to address each of the issues presented and to protect the privacy of its customers.

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For the purpose of this assignment, we will select an E-business, such as an online retailer of garments that sells its products primarily via its website. Being an e-commerce portal that allows its customers to shop for products via its website and complete the transaction online, the organization collects a host of information from its customers, such as their personal information, financial information like credit card information, personal tastes and preferences for future mailings, etc. In order to protect the privacy of customer's information collected over its website, the following privacy policy is ...

Solution Summary

One of the major concerns with the expanding influence of information technology is the issue of personal privacy. As more and more individuals and businesses are using computers to transact business and store information the protection of individual privacy is threatened. Consumers are becoming more and more concerned with this issue.

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