AFFIRMATIVE-CONSUMER/INTERNET-DISADVANTAGE ANSWERS 380
VARIOUS DISADVANTAGE ANSWERS
NOT UNIQUE -- THE PRIVACY REGULATION TRAIN HAS ALREADY LEFT THE STATION -- COPPA
Mike Butcher, New Media Age, November 18, 1999; Pg. 26 TITLE: Privacy plays on US morality mind// acs-VT2001
In fact, Jaffe and Kemp were decidedly morbid, peppering their presentation with phrases like "the privacy train has left the station". Already the FTC had laid out some rules, including what it calls its COPPA rules, which include the warning that there should be no data collection by sites of children below the age of 13 without parental permission. And last month, the illegal exchange of marketing data on individuals by companies was singled out for both civil and criminal penalties including $ 250,000 fines, or a jail sentence of up to 10 years.
WE ARE ALL WILLING ACCOMPLICES TO BIG BROTHER WHEN WE SELL OUT PRIVACY FOR CONVENIENCE AND SUPPOSED SOCIAL GOODS
SIMON DAVIES; London School of Economics, The Houston Chronicle, June 27, 1999, SECTION: OUTLOOK; Pg. 1 TITLE: Big Brother Lives // acs-VT2001
But the nightmare vision of Big Brother could only transpire if every entity - citizen, state and corporation - was working in partnership to achieve an alleged "common good." The world of Nineteen Eighty-Four could occur only if everyone became agents of the state.
It does not require much imagination to see such a trend. Citizens and businesses routinely are advised that they have a responsibility to support authoritarian measures. At a variety of levels, we are all expected to become partners in surveillance. And that is the crux of the Big Brother nightmare.