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IP: UPenn privacy study says kids sell out parents; financial privacy
From: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 16:43:32 -0700

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 10:48:13 -0700
Subject: paper by Richard Rahn
From: "Margaret Rogers" <mrogers () noveconfinancial com>
To: declan () well com

Dear Declan,

I thought that your readers might be interested in Dr. Rahn's recent paper
about financial privacy and anti-money laundering legislation,"End the "Bank
Anti-Secrecy" Assault on Financial Privacy" which has been published on the
Competitive Enterprise Institute's website. The paper can be found at:



Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 11:42:59 -0400
From: "Christopher D. Hunter" <chunter () asc upenn edu>
Organization: University of Pennsylvania
To: Declan McCullagh <declan () well com>
Subject: new privacy study


Politech readers may be interested in the results of the Annenberg
Public Policy Center's "The Internet and The Family 2000" survey.  The
most interesting results show a major disconnect between what
information parents would allow their children to release to web sites,
and what information children (and teens) think is okay to release.

press release:

full report:


Christopher D. Hunter
Ph.D. Candidate
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
chunter () asc upenn edu


From: "Rodger, William" <wrodger () usatoday com>
To: "'declan () well com'" <declan () well com>
Subject: two-thirds of kids will sell out parents for online business inte
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 11:02:54 -0400
X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)

Declan --

Here's an aspect of the privacy debate central to the COPPA law but
conspicuously absent from your list.


                 05/16/00- Updated 07:18 AM ET

                  Study: Kids offer facts online for gifts

                  WASHINGTON (AP) - Many children feel comfortable giving
out personal
                  family information on the Internet in exchange for free
gifts and sweepstakes,
                  an independent study finds.

                  In exchange for a free gift, about two-thirds of children
ages 10-17 said they
                  would provide commercial Web site operators with the names
of their
                  favorite stores and more than half would give their
parents' favorites,
                  according to the study released Tuesday by the University
of Pennsylvania's
                  Annenberg Public Policy Center.

                  ''Parents need to better understand the Web's ability to
track information,
                  and kids need to be engaged in serious discussions with
their parents about
                  privacy and sharing information,'' said Joseph Turow,
author of the report.

                  ''Web sites have the ability to collect and bring together
information and
                  create a profile of kids and eventually their families.''

                  Nearly all parents questioned said their children should
have parental
                  consent before giving information online.

                  While about three-quarters of the children agreed, their
caution disappeared
                  when enticed by a free gift, Turow said.

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