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An Examination of Privacy Policies of US Government Senate Websites.

Kuzma, Joanne (2010) An Examination of Privacy Policies of US Government Senate Websites. Electronic Government, an International Journal, 7 (3). pp. 270-280. ISSN 1740-7508


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US Government websites are rapidly increasing the services they offer, but users express concerns about their personal privacy protection. To earn user's trust, these sites must show that personal data is protected, and the sites contain explicit privacy policies. This research studied privacy policy protection of 50 US Senate sites and found that few had comprehensive elements of privacy policies and a general lack of protection of personal data that could be obtain from the website. The study reviewed which specific privacy elements are most often mishandled, as well as suggestions for improving an overall online privacy practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: electronic government, e-government, privacy policies, privacy, consumer trust, cookies, personal data
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Joanne Kuzma
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 08:45
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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