This study summarizes the legal and ethical implications of the privacy policies of the top ten newspapers in the United States. The papers have created policies using language that is more complicated than a typical reader would read. They have allowed themselves to collect data from a wide variety of sources and send the information to third parties can use the information for a variety of purposes. These policies exist in the context of the Fourth Amendment, Electronic Monitoring Communications Act, Wiretap Statutes, and other laws and court cases.
This document was originally published by College of Business at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in Advances in Business Research. This work is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Details regarding the use of this work can be found at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.
Kaupins, Gundars; Suciu, Christy; and Buchanan, Mark. (2012). "Legal and Ethical Implications of Newspaper Web Privacy Policies". Advances in Business Research, 3(1), 43-52.