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

Homework 4 - due October 18, 2007

Please email your homework in Microsoft Word or PDF format to privacy-homework AT cups DOT cs DOT cmu DOT edu and put "hw4" 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. [25 points]

2. Write a brief report on the eCRS session you attended. [10 points]

3. [25 points] Pick a particular industry or type of web site and find two P3P-enabled sites of that type.

4. Read the privacy policies associated with two search engines or social networking sites. Compare and critique the two policies in terms of the privacy protections they provide, as well as their clarity and presentation. How would you recommend that they improve the content and/or presentation of their policies? [15 points]

5. Do part 2 of the group privacy policy project. [25 points]