Differences in Privacy Policies Among Commercial, Educational and Governmental Web Sites: A Cross-Sectional Content Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Pugliese, Rudy
dc.contributor.advisor Henderson, Tona
dc.contributor.author Bayramov, Rashad
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T19:54:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T19:54:02Z
dc.date.issued 2003-11-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/15313
dc.description.abstract The present study investigates the differences in the way commercial, educational and governmental Web sites communicate their informational privacy practices through the privacy policies posted on the Web. Specifically, the research identifies differences in the coverage of the Fair Information Practice principles within the analyzed privacy policies. The study suggests that the sharpest dissimilarity exists in the coverage of the principles of Access (allowing Web users to review and update the data collected about them) and Security (protecting users' personal information during transmission and subsequent storage), where commercial sites greatly outnumber educational and governmental sites. However, governmental and educational sites use personal information for secondary purposes or share the information with third parties less frequently than commercial sites. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Commercial en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Informational privacy en_US
dc.subject Websites en_US
dc.subject.lcc JC596.2.U5 B39 2003
dc.subject.lcsh Privacy, Right of en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Data protection en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Disclosure of information en_US
dc.title Differences in Privacy Policies Among Commercial, Educational and Governmental Web Sites: A Cross-Sectional Content Analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Communication en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Austin, Bruce

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