The ties that bind: connections, comet cursors, and consent

Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 31 (1):12-16 (2001)
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Electronic communication and commerce facilitate the collection of information about individual use of the Internet. Focusing on the case of Comet Systems Inc. and its data gathering practices, this paper explores the technical details of gathering personal information in databases in general and the special character of the privacy issue raised by 'anonymous' information about individual behavior on the Internet. The case analysis suggests new insights for our understanding of privacy and frames a discussion of policy alternatives with respect to the privacy of Internet communication.



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