ERIC Number: ED225300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Report on the National Symposium on Personal Privacy and Information Technology (October 4-7, 1981).
American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.; American Bar Association, Washington, DC.
A national symposium was held October 4-7, 1981, to explore the relationships among law, ethics, and informational technology as they relate to the individual's informational privacy. The introduction to this report describes the conference format; discusses the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Freedom of Information Act; and offers definitions of personal information, privacy, confidentiality, security, access, and disclosure. Charles W. Joiner's opening remarks on "Personal Privacy and Information Technology," covering the purposes of the symposium, are presented next. The document then reports the conference's discussions on "Informational Privacy: Concepts, Values, and Technology," in which the conferees agreed that expectations and concepts about privacy differ. The document's recounting of the discussion of "Current Practices for Information Dissemination and Control" indicates agreement that informational privacy is relatively unprotected. Under "Considerations for Future Action," the report notes conferees' agreement that long-term mechanisms are needed to develop informational privacy policies, and outlines their discussion of privacy controls by government, personal self-help, or the private sector. Two appendices present a list of symposium participants and brief summaries of the conference's four background papers by George B. Trubow, Fred W. Weingarten, Alfred R. Louch, and Willis H. Ware. (RW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.; American Bar Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see EA 015 292.