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

Homework 2 - due September 20, 2007

Please email your homework in Microsoft Word or PDF format to privacy-homework AT cups DOT cs DOT cmu DOT edu and put "hw2" in the subject line.

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

Reading assignment:

1. Write a short summary of each chapter in the reading assignment (3-7 sentences each). Graduate students should also read and write a summary of one optional reading paper. After each summary (in a separate paragraph) provide a "highlight" for that chapter. This can be something new you learned that you found particularly interesting, a point you would like to discuss further in class, a question the chapter did not fully answer, something you found confusing, a point you disagree with, or anything else you found noteworthy. [30 points]

2. Pick a technology that causes privacy concerns. [35 points]

3. Research a self-regulatory privacy program 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. [35 points]

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

Self-regulatory programs