Maintaining Online Privacy During the War on Terrorism (Nov 2001)

September, 2002


In the aftermath of the despicable terrorist attacks of September 11, the federal government moved quickly to propose legislation which would expand its authority to track certain types of information in connection with anti-terrorist investigations. Of course, in the Internet era, a major component of such expanded powers necessarily would relate to online activities. The prospect of increased monitoring quickly raises concerns among civil libertarians, businesses, and individuals alike. What will these mean for online business?