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Issue 28 - 02 | The Seven Principles of Privacy: Protect Your Customers’ Privacy Ethically, Not Legally

By David Holtzman
Published Nov. 7, 2006 9:52 a.m.
Technology is endangering our privacy. Every company that we do business with holds a representation of ourselves somewhere in their data stores. Because laws make poor privacy guidelines, David Holtzman presents seven ethical ways for companies to handle our information.

About David Holtzman | During the dot com boom of the late 1990s, David Holtzman ran one of the most critical networks in the world—the domain name system. As Chief Technology Officer of Network Solutions and the manager of the Internet's master root server, he oversaw the growth of the commercial Internet from five hundred thousand to over twenty million domain names. Mr. Holtzman has designed and built numerous information-based software systems and is the author of several major patents. He has consulted on marketing strategy for several large corporations, including Amazon.com. He has been a security consultant for several organizations, private and public, including Wesley Clark’s 2004 presidential campaign. He has been an advisor to over a dozen high-tech companies throughout North America. In addition to being the author of the recently released Privacy Lost: How Technology is Endangering Your Privacy (Jossey-Bass, 2006) and consulting, Mr. Holtzman is currently the president of GlobalPOV, a firm he founded to explore significant technology issues and their effects on society. He has been interviewed by major news media including the New York Times, CNN, and USA Today. Holtzman wrote a monthly ethics and privacy column called "Flashpoint" for CSO [Chief Security Officer] Magazine, and his essays have been published in BusinessWeek, Wired Magazine, CNET, and ZDNet. Holtzman publishes daily on topics such as privacy, intellectual property, business, and pop culture on his blog, www.globalpov.com. Holtzman has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the father of five children, whom he raised as a single parent. He likes to sail, watch Shakespearean plays, and cook.

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