Title: THE PROBLEM TO CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN CYBERSPACE

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 3
Year of Publication: Nov - 2012
Page Numbers: 241-247
Authors: Thilla Rajaretnam
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


Consumer concerns over the safety of their personal information and the violation of their privacy rights are described as being the single overwhelming barrier to rapid growth of e- commerce. This paper explores the problems for e- commerce users when there is collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that are based on implied consent in e-commerce transactions. It questions the assumption that consent is sufficient to waive privacy interests in relation to e- commerce transactions. It will argue that consent should not necessarily be sufficient to waive privacy interests, and that the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal information should be subject to regulation.