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Privacy issues on the Internet generally arise from the growing practice of data collection. Internet communication and commerce increasingly use specific and detailed data about Internet consumers and their online behavior, innovating ever more sophisticated technology to track the activities of users. Not only have the federal and state governments taken an interest in regulating data collection, there is also a significant focus on industry self-regulation. In addition, private parties continue to file lawsuits related to data collection practices. In particular, there is increased sensitivity and regulation related to financial data, medical data, and data collected from children.

Chapter 7 - Privacy And Data Collection
Data Terminology · Statutory Protections · The Wiretap Act (Title III) · The Stored Communications Act · Government Agency Regulation · Searching and Seizing Computers · Key Privacy Cases · Industry Self-Regulation · International Issues