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A Closer Look (Privacy Lines) #193244

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of privacy on the Internet introduced.

(New York: James Walker) The issue of the sale of the customer list for Toysmart.com after the Website failed despite e-commerce privacy promises examined. [Truste Company David STEER, FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Jody BERNSTEIN - say the customer list sale violated the law.] ["Privacy Times" newsletter Evan HENDRICKS - says the company is desperate for money.] Response from Disney, which owns a majority of Toysmart, quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews poll findings of privacy noted.

(New York: Ned Potter) Ways in which people surrender their privacy while leading their day-to-day lives in this wired age examined. [ABCNews consultant Bob GARFIELD - says Big Brother is Procter and Gamble, not the government.] [Annenberg School for Communications Joseph TUROW - says information allows companies to tailor their sales pitch.] ["The Unwanted Gaze" author Jeffrey ROSEN - comments on privacy.] The lack of privacy laws in the complicated new world of electronics noted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned;
Walker, James
Duration:
00:04:40

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