The proliferation of home computers, and of home computers equipped with
modems, has brought about a major transformation in the way American society
communicates, interacts, and receives information. All of these changes being
popularized by the media and the wide increased personal and private sector use of the
Internet. All of these factors plus the fact of more and more business and government
institutions are jumping to make the use of these services has put a much wider range of
information at the finger tips of those, often select and few individuals whom know how
to access, understand and use these information sources. Often times today this
information is of a very sensitive and private nature on anything from IRS Tax returns, to
Top Secret NASA payload launch information. Piled on top of that many times the
individuals accessing these information sources are doing so by illegal means and are
often motivated by deviant and illegal means.
It is said that at any given time the average
American has his name on an active file in over 550 computer information databases of
which nearly 90% are online, and of the 550 databases the number comes no where close
to how many time your personal information is listed in some database in an unactive
file. The 'Average American' could simply sit in his/her home doing nearly nothing all
day long and still have his/her name go through over 1,000 computers a day.
All of these vast information files all hold the crucial ones and zero's of data that
make up your life as you and all others know it. All of these data bits, at the hands
100,000's of people. With little or NO central control or regulatory agency to oversee the
safe handling of your precious little ones and...