Paul Ohm Answers Questions about Internet Privacy

By TAP Staff Blogger

Posted on August 3, 2010


Last week, the New York Times gathered questions from readers on the topic of personal privacy and online activities. Paul Ohm, Professor of Law with the University of Colorado, and Michael Fertik, founder of Reputation Defender, an online reputation management and privacy company, responded to the questions. The result is Answers to Questions About Internet Privacy, a 2-part article that provides information for individuals to maintain their online connections and social activity while safeguarding their personal privacy, as best as possible.

Professor Ohm answers questions such as:

  • What is the best way to maintain an online alias for any material that you do not wish to be publicly connected to you, while still allowing friends and some acquaintances to stay in contact?
  • Am I right to be concerned about this trend — of every aspect of our lives being stored as data by large corporations?
  • How concerned do we need to be about comments we make to others’ blogs, particularly when we use unverified e-mail addresses, made-up names and locations?

Read the full article: part I and part II.