Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Bian, Kaigui Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-12052007-135923 Title New Approaches for Ensuring User Online Privacy Degree Master of Science Department Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Park, Jung-Min Jerry Committee Chair Hou, Yiwei Thomas Committee Member Yang, Yaling Committee Member Keywords
- online privacy disclosure
- phishing attack
- child's online privacy
Date of Defense 2007-11-26 Availability unrestricted Abstract
With the increase of requesting personal information online, unauthorized disclosure of user privacy is a significant problem faced by today’s Internet. As a typical identity theft, phishing usually employs fraudulent emails and spoofed web sites to trick unsuspecting users into divulging their private information. Even legitimate web sites may collect private information from unsophisticated users such as children for commercial purposes without their parents’ consent. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 was enacted in reaction to the widespread collection of information from children and subsequent abuses identified by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). COPPA is aimed at protecting child’s privacy by requiring parental consent before collecting information from children under thirteen.
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