||Oracle Tips by Burleson
Chapter 1 -
The Illusion of Anonymity
Privacy on the Web?
Today’s society is rich in information. With
the emergence and growth of the Internet, a wide array of data is
globally available as long as an individual has access to
electricity, a telephone line and an Internet service provider.
Indeed, the Internet overflows with information on just about any
topic one could name. But what does all this mean when it comes to
Many people live under the assumption that
their personal lives are relatively private. With information just
a click away, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Items that
most people would consider private such as credit ratings,
mortgages, details of divorce and even interactions with the law are
all safety tucked away in a secure database.
For example, in the state of Florida it is
possible to request a public records check and see the complete
criminal records for anyone, for any reason. There is a modest fee
associated with this process, and the response is immediate via the
Internet. Florida is hardly unique in this respect. In fact, there
are many companies that offer this type of search nationwide.
They, who would give up an essential liberty
for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security.
Note: This is a literature review
prepared by a non-lawyer and this research may not be construed as
legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice of qualified
attorneys, consult your local Bar Association, not these web pages.
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