The Evolving Technologies Of Internet Privacy

Policy Backgrounders | Privacy

No. 156
Friday, April 27, 2001
by Gregory F. Rehmke


  1. PC Magazine, special privacy issue, January 16, 2001.
  2. For information on the Platform for Privacy Practices, see
  3. "Pretty Poor Privacy: An Assessment of P3P and Internet Privacy," Electronic Privacy Information Center, June 2000, p. 2, available at
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  4. I would argue that in the case of museums and opera it is the relative lack of advertising that keeps most of the public unaware of the deeply satisfying experiences these and other arts offer. The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas - which has one of the few for-profit art museums in the country (if you like a painting, you can buy it!) - draws many times the people as similarly-stocked non-profit museums.
  5. Robert Ekeland Jr. and David Saurman, Advertising and the Market Process (San Francisco, Calif.: Pacific Research Institute, 1988), p. xv.
  6. Nancy Zuckerbrod, "Report: Privacy Not Protected Online," Associated Press, April 17, 2001; and "IG Reports on Internet Data Collection," news release, U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, April 17, 2001.
  7. U.S. General Accounting Office, "Internet Privacy: Comparison of Federal Agency Practices with FTC's Fair Information Principles," Letter to Reps. Dick Armey and W.J. Billy Tauzin, September 11, 2000.
  8. Mark Davis, "Is the Drug Czar Skirting the Law?" Insight, September 18, 2000.
  9. "U.S. Privacy Protection Model Works Better, According to Report," Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2001, p. B11.
  10. New York: Viking Press, 2001.
  11. James Plummer, "Ignoring Real Privacy Problems," Ideas on Liberty, February, 2001, p. 44.
  12. These are available at

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