DEBATE WORKSHOPS 2000

Resolved: That the United States federal government should significantly increase protection of privacy in the United States in one or more of the following areas:

EMPLOYMENT, MEDICAL RECORDS, CONSUMER INFORMATION, SEARCH AND SEIZURE.


 

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Medical ID Number Squashed Again
Source: WorldNetDaily
Category: Medical Records

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure denying funding for the creation of "unique patient health identifiers" that would centralize Americans' medical information. (6/14/00)


Cars and the Fourth Amendment 
Source: About.com
Category: Search and Seizure

Yet another Supreme Court decision strips highway travelers of Fourth Amendment protections.
(6/28/99)


Census's Most Invasive Question Isn't About Toilets
Source: About.com
Category: Consumer Information

They weren’t supposed to be used for identification at all, but now they’re the tracking beacon of modern life.  Social Security Numbers hold our life's information and its becoming the ultimate ID.
(5/9/00)


A Real "Database Nation" Is Born
Source: Wired News
Category: Consumer Information

 "Data sanctuaries" may soon make the Internet impossible to regulate. This article describes how the ultimate data sanctuary is being created: a tiny, sovereign nation whose sole purpose will be to protect all kinds of information from prying eyes-including other governments.
(6/4/00)

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Privacy Research


Other Sites of Interest:



Cato
Institute

Free Market.Net
Freedom Network


Electronic
Frontier
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Privacy Place

www.Free Speaker.org

Hudson Institute

 

 

 

 

 
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