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Volume: 7 Number: 17


Source/Sponsoring Agency:; Harper, Jim


Date Checked: 5/19/2002      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 5/19/2002

Topics: Consumer Protection Law; Civil Rights;

Other keywords: Privacy, Information Law

Contents: is described by its editor, Jim Harper, as a web-based think tank that takes a free-market, pro-technology, liberal / libertarian approach to privacy policy. This is a website with a point of view, which encourages readers to “keep the potential for bias in mind as you review” this site, and to “be wisely skeptical, as you would be with any privacy advocate or information source.” That candor does not make this an off-limits source since it explains and defends a position on privacy issues among government, businesses, and the public that is currently widely debated by policy makers, business leaders, and the press. This site is comprised almost entirely of original content, organized around three major themes: Privacy Fundamentals, Privacy and Government, and Privacy and Business (with sections on online, financial, and medical privacy issues). Analyses of these themes explain how limiting the role of government can protect individual rights and encourage business. The site intentionally makes low use of graphics but is a well-organized site that is easy to navigate and includes a site search engine.

Author of Annotation: P. Court

Last Modified: 6/20/2012