Databanks in a Free Society

Throwback Thursday – Privacy by Design

Computers are here to stay.  So are large organizations and the need for data.  So is the American commitment to civil liberties.  Equally real are the social cleavages and cultural reassessments that mark our era.  Our task is to see that appropriate safeguards for the individuals’s rights to privacy, confidentiality, and the due process are embedded in every major record system in the nation, particularly for the computerizing systems that promise to be the setting for most important organizational uses of information affecting individuals in the coming decades

1972 National Academy of Sciences Report “Databanks in a Free Society: Computers, Record-Keeping, and Privacy


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