8-533 / 8-733 / 19-608 / 95-818: Privacy Policy, Law, and Technology

Homework 2 - due September 16, 2014

Don't forget to properly cite all sources (including assigned readings) and include a bibliography with all homework assignments.

Reading assignment: September 9-16 readings (100/120 points)

1. [20 points] 12-unit students: Read and write a summary of one optional reading paper.

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

3. [20 points] Find a reference to privacy in art, literature, advertising, or pop-culture (tv, movie, cartoon, etc.). You can take a look at the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's list of privacy in popular culture for some ideas, but please come up with your own ideas that are not part of this list. It is fine to find something that is not in English, but please provide a translation. Write a paragraph explaining the reference and what it says about privacy. If possible, provide a URL or a copy of the privacy reference that you can share with the class.

4. [40 points] Research a set of privacy principles, 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. [25 points]

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