to Use PrivacyExchange
contains 8 departments, all focused on consumer issues and electronic
This Site -- a master introduction to PrivacyExchange,
its creators, purpose, content, etc.
-- expert commentaries and trend reports are catalogued by
geographic region, and late-breaking privacy and data protection news
is provided in the "NewsFlash" section which is divided by
topic and updated regularly.
Library -- a repository containing provisions of national and
multi-national privacy and data protection laws -- both omnibus and
by sector-- relating to the use and safeguarding of consumer information;
pertinent regulations and administrative orders; court decisions; and
new and pending legislative proposals. Official government publications
interpreting or explaining legal rules will also be included.
Codes -- a library of several hundred voluntary consumer privacy
codes and principles adopted by individual companies and industry associations.
-- includes relevant legal provisions on trans-border data flow; experiences
of business organizations in moving personal consumer data across borders
under existing national data protection laws; texts of model consumer
protection agreements by companies or industry associations.
-- annual reports by government authorities and privacy groups, expert
papers, important conference proceedings, empirical case studies, public
opinion surveys and white papers are available. Technology and the Internet
-- tutorials explaining the basics of privacy-enhancing software and
hardware resources for use by individual consumers; discussions of new
technology issues and proposals for non-specialists.
and the Internet -- tutorials on technological topics for policymakers,
analysts and other "non-specialists" working the areas of
privacy and data protection.
Privacy Dialogue -- an extensive listing of the websites of
organizations, individual experts and officials involved in consumer
privacy and data protection matters around the world grouped according
to geographic region and affiliation.
Hints for Using PrivacyExchange
- If a
document does not have a link at the bottom of the page, in order
to return to the previous page, use the "back" button on
printing documents from frames, particularly when using AOL, make
sure that you select the page you want to print out by clicking in
the frame before you choose "Print."
updated October 25, 1999