Individual assignment #4:new privacy issues related to cyberspace


Individual Assignment #4:


New Privacy Issues Related to Cyberspace




Objective: Analyze personal privacy issues related to various personal and business-related cybersecurity scenarios.


Competencies: Critical thinking, communication skills


Select three organizations within the same industry for analysis –


                    i.                        Students should pick one industry from the displayed list below, and within that single industry, name 3 organizations for analysis. Industry: Telecommunications, Organizations: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint


                  ii.                        Describe the mission of each (from their website), and examine and compare details of each stated privacy policy, then


                iii.                        For each organization, recommend policy changes that will enable each organization to (a) use sensitive customer information to increase business advantage and profitability, and (b) also protect customer personal information to avoid possible privacy or liability issues.


You may need to use trade journals and newspaper stories in your reference list.  However, try to avoid opinion pieces (like blogs) that may not be factual.  You may state your own opinions, but these must be strengthened by scholarly references.


Length 5-7 pages, due at the end of Week 10.


Prepare your paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.


Papers must include: cover page, table of contents, introduction, section headings and subheadings, conclusions, APA compliant in-text citations and list of references, and page numbers. The page count begins with the introduction and ends with the conclusions. The questions asked in the assignment should first be outlined (the outline is not included in the document), then the outline should be used to create the Table of Contents and the document sub-headings.  The Introduction should briefly preview each sub-heading in the document.