Online Privacy's Disappearing Act
In this Information Age, one can assume that all electronic transactions, from Internet searches to credit card purchases, are recorded. However, one does not necessarily assume that the information will be disclosed to a third party. Privacy laws have been enacted to safeguard against such disclosures. Organizations that collect and store personal data are generally not permitted by law to disclose it. Understandably so, given that deeply private information can be exposed merely by tracking one's Google searches. But, with respect to the Internet, are the existing laws sufficient to protect an individual's privacy?