Homework 2 - due September 22, 2015
Don't forget to properly cite all sources (including assigned
readings) and include a bibliography with all homework
Reading assignment: September 9-16 readings (100/120 points)
1. [20 points] 12-unit students: Read and write a summary
and highlight of
one optional reading paper.
2. [40 points] Pick a technology that causes privacy concerns.
- a) Describe the privacy concerns, citing relevant sources.
- b) Prepare a table
similar to Table 1 in the I Didn't Buy it for Myself paper that
lists privacy risks, possible consequences, and examples of parties to
whom personal information might be exposed for the technology you picked.
- c) Prepare a table similar to Table 2 in the I Didn't Buy it for
Myself paper that demonstrates how the OECD privacy principles
might be applied to reducing the privacy risks associated with the
technology you picked.
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]
- a) Write a short summary description of the program or law.
- b) Explain which of the fair
information practice principles it addresses.
- c) Identify the
agency responsible for enforcing it (if any).
- d) Identify the types of enforcement actions (if any)
that have been taken and review any published evaluation of the law's
You will be
assigned a program or law to research in class from one of the
following (or one that you suggest):
- CTIA Best Practices and Guidelines for Location Based Services
- The Privacy Act of 1974
- The Federal Wiretap Act
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act
- The Gramm-Leach Bliley Act
- The Video Privacy Protection Act
- Children's Online Privacy Protection
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- CPNI rules
- Cable TV Privacy Act
- California SB-1386
- White House Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
- NTIA Code of Conduct on Mobile Application Transparency
- Any other national privacy law