Records, Computers and the Rights of Citizens. III. Safeguards for Privacy


There is widespread belief that personal privacy is essential to our well-being– physically, psychologically, socially, and morally. Concern about the effects of computerized personal data systems on their threat to privacy. Safeguards must therefore focus protection of personal privacy.

The rationale for the safeguards that we will recommend is set forth in this chapter. In it we take account of existing legal constraints on the. invasion of personal privacy through record keeping and of the role that records play in the relationship between individuals and record-keeping organizations.