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Privacy: A Quiz

Privacy: A QuizThe following questions were posed as part of a study commissioned by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2009; the results of the study are discussed in Hoofnagle, Chris Jay, King, Jennifer, Li, Su and Turow, Joseph, "How Different are Young Adults from Older Adults when It Comes to Information Privacy Attitudes and Policies?" (April 14, 2010). http://ssrn.com/abstract=1589864 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1589864

Online Privacy Questions

  1. If a website has a privacy policy, it means that the site cannot share information about you with other companies, unless you give the website your permission.
    True / False
  2. If a website has a privacy policy, it means that the site cannot give your address and purchase history to the government.
    True / False
  3. If a website has a privacy policy, it means that the website must delete information it has about you, such as name and address, if you request them to do so.
    True / False
  4. If a website violates its privacy policy, it means that you have the right to sue the website for violating it.
    True / False
  5. If a company wants to follow your internet use across multiple sites on the internet, it must first obtain your permission.
    True / False

Offline Privacy Questions

  1. When you subscribe to a newspaper or magazine by mail or phone, the publisher is not allowed to sell your address and phone number to other companies without your permission.
    True / False
  2. When you order a pizza by phone for home delivery, the pizza company is not allowed to sell your address and phone number to other companies without your permission.
    True / False
  3. When you enter a sweepstakes contest, the sweepstakes company is not allowed to sell your address or phone number to other companies without your permission.
    True / False
  4. When you give your phone number to a store cashier, the store is not allowed to sell your address or phone number to other companies without your permission.
    True / False

 

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