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Privacy and Confidentiality - Exercise

Privacy and confidentiality

Internet privacy issues and privacy law

Objective: Describe the issues related to privacy and privacy law.


This exercise is not scored.
It's an opportunity for you to check your understanding of the material covered in the preceding lesson. You will be presented with a task that you will submit.
When you have completed the exercise, click the Submit button to continue.


In this exercise, you will do some detective work and locate privacy information on the Web. Consider privacy issues that affect you and your business.
  1. Go to
  2. Select the People Search link from the Yahoo home page.
  3. Enter your first and last names in the space provided under the Telephone Search. To narrow the search, you can enter a city and state. Did you find out any information about yourself? Try looking up some information on someone else.

Go to the Internet Privacy Coalition to review current issues in privacy.

Join the Discussion on privacy issues.

After completing your research for this exercise, post your thoughts about privacy issues on social media. Do you think there should be laws protecting individual privacy? If so, what rights do you think should be protected? f you don't think there should be laws, why not?