ERIC Number: ED161825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Personal Privacy in an Information Society: What are the Trade-Offs? Insights into Consumer Issues.
J.C. Penney Co., Inc., New York, NY.
Insights into Consumer Issues is one of a group of educational publications and teaching units that J.C. Penney provides for consumer educators as a public service. This folder illustrates that although computerized processing of personal information has brought considerable convenience, the potential risk to personal privacy is of increasing concern. Specific areas of concern are: the amount of information requested, depersonalization of decision-making, increased access to information, greater potential for error, storage of outdated information, and complexities of technological innovation. The folder contains a teaching unit with fact sheets on (1) privacy from the perspectives of consumers, business, and government, (2) early methods of record-keeping, (3) recommendations to maximize fairness and to fulfill expectations of confidentiality, (4) advantages of the electronic funds transfer system, (5) recommendations to minimize intrusiveness, (6) the six federal privacy acts, and (7) privacy commission recommendations. Also included are a ten-frame filmstrip with separate printed commentary, six activity sheets for individual, small, or large group use and community outreach, two scripts, one and a half to two and one quarter minutes in length for radio or television, and an expository poster, 20" by 30". The filmstrip and poster are not available through the ERIC Document Reproduction Service. (DL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Science, Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Educational Resources, Federal Legislation, Information Processing, Instructional Materials, Money Management, Purchasing, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
J.C. Penney Company, Inc., 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019 ($1.00 or free from local store managers)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: J.C. Penney Co., Inc., New York, NY.