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Privacy & Data

The Power of All

There is something fundamentally wrong in the debate on how to control online privacy when Internet users don’t even know what they don’t know.  Case in point.  Earlier this year a survey showed that most Internet users believe that the mere presence of the words "privacy policy" on a website means that site cannot share information about them without their written consent.  Wrong.  What users don’t know is that the words "privacy policy" can encompass a broad range of policy from true commitments to privacy protection at one end to statements reserving the right to use personal information "in any way and for any purpose.”