Category «Privacy»

Features – E-FOIA Law Increases Access for the Public and Brings Changes to Agencies

E-FOIA Law Increases Access for the Public and Brings Changes to Agencies By Joaquin Ferrao

Joaquin Ferrao is the Attorney Advisor with the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Subjects: Features, Privacy

Notes from the Technology Trenches – Privacy and Online Profiling

Notes from the Technology Trenches By Roger Skalbeck

Roger Skalbeck is the Electronic Initiatives Librarian at Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C., and is the Web Master of the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Current work activities cover myriad aspects of electronic research resource evaluation, intranet content development, as well as research and technology training, all from a librarian’s point of view. This column reflects the personal views of the author, which are not necessarily those of his employer or any other organization. This column, of course, is 100% free of any legal advice.

Subjects: Notes from the Technology Trenches, Privacy, Technology Trends

CongressLine – Online Privacy at the Crossroads: Where do we go from here?


In July, members of the Federal Trade Commission and industry appeared before the subcommittee on Telecommunications Trade and Consumer Protection of the House committee on Commerce

Subjects: CongressLine, Cyberlaw Legislation, Privacy

CongressLine – EU Directive 95/46 – Privacy 101

U.S. Response

Moving with dizzying ineffectiveness, the United States is still hammering out (at press time) the details to enable our country to be in compliance with the Directive. (See the

Subjects: CongressLine, Privacy

Features – Online Personal Information: Access vs. Excess

Online Personal Information: Access vs. Excess By Lynn Peterson

Lynn Peterson is president of PFC Information Services, Inc., a public records research firm located in Oakland, California. Lynn has been quoted on public records research in a variety of sources including The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, and The Information Broker’s Handbook. PFC Information Services provides public records research for law firms, corporations, lenders, venture capitalists, employers, the media, and other information research firms.

Subjects: Features, Privacy, Public Records