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  • privacy policy

    A privacy policy is a document that explains how an organization handles any customer, client or employee information gathered in its operations. Most websites make their privacy policies available to site visitors.  A privacy page should specify any... 

  • I-SPY Act -- Internet Spyware Prevention Act of 2005 (H.R. 744)

    The I-SPY Act, formally known as the Internet Spyware Prevention Act of 2005 (H.R. 744), is a bill in the U.S. Congress that would criminalize the unauthorized use of spyware, phishing, and other methods of using the Internet to obtain sensitive pers... 

  • intelligence community

    The term intelligence community refers to government and other public agencies as well as private agencies that gather, assemble, and report information that pertains to world or national security. 

  • lifestyle polygraph

    A lifestyle polygraph is a lie-detector (polygraph) test that is administered as a requirement for employment in certain fields. 

  • HSPD-7 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive No. 7)

    HSPD-7 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive No. 7) was a directive issued by U.S. President George W. Bush in December, 2003 that updated policies intended to protect the country from terrorist attacks. This directive superseded the earlier PDD-... 

  • CALEA (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act)

    CALEA (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act) is a United States federal law that enables the government to intercept wire and electronic communications and call-identifying information under certain circumstances -- in particular, when i... 

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

    The National Security Agency (NSA) is the official U.S. cryptologic (the science of cryptographic design and decryption) organization. 

  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)

    FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is legislation that protects the privacy of students' personally identifiable information (PII). The act applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds. 

  • Electrohippies Collective

    The Electrohippies Collective is an international group of hacktivists based in Oxfordshire, England, whose purpose is to express its displeasure with the use of the Internet "as a tool for corporate communications and propaganda. 

  • hacktivism

    Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose.