Handbook of Personal Data Protection, 1st Edition by Wayne Madsen (auth.)

By Wayne Madsen (auth.)

Although the concept that of non-public info safeguard all started in Europe within the early Nineteen Seventies, information security laws has been followed in lots of nations. In Europe there's a vast divergence of guidelines among contributors of the EC, non-EC individuals and the recent democracies of japanese Europe. This quantity explains those variations and in addition, uniquely, specializes in the abuses of private info within the constructing countries of Latin the US, Asia and Africa. it is usually the most recent nationwide and foreign legislation, projects and guidance on own information defense. it's the first reference paintings to mix those a variety of files in one quantity source.

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Moreover, 80 percent of the Americans surveyed disagreed with companies that gave their personal information to third parties. A recent poll conducted by the credit reporting service Equifax found that 55 percent of Americans felt that their privacy is threatened by computerized records. The Equifax survey also found that 79 percent of those polled felt that their personal privacy was being threatened. 8 Based on the result of previous polls, it is significant that the percentage of people expressing general concern about privacy has doubled in the last five years.

This was especially true of the puppet regimes in Vichy, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg and Copenhagen. In these capitals the local 23 Handbook of Personal Data Protection quisling police forces kept files on veterans of the armed forces, churchmen, scientists, artists, industrialists and merchants and made them available to the SD. These experiences were not lost on the Western European post-war governments and their successors. In later years the Council of Europe began to consider European-wide guarantees against the types of personal data collection activities experienced under the Nazis.

Although the USA Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 protects the privacy of cellular communications it does not apply to cordless communications. ' This decision was based on an incident in which a suspect's conversations were overheard by an eavesdropper and then recorded by the police. The suspect was subsequently arrested. The state of California has enacted the Cordless and Cellular Radio Telephone Privacy Act that provides up to a $2500 fine and one year in jail for anyone convicted of eavesdropping on either cellular or cordless telecommunications.

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