Accession Number:

AD0718406

Title:

Privacy and Security in Data Banks

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN ELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1970-11-02

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

The problems and implications of privacy in todays computer oriented society are many and diverse. Privacy could possibly become a non-existant commodity and the creation of large data banks containing personal information could result in automated blackmail. Will the end result be a police type dossier on every citizen in the country. Some of the possible solutions both legal and technical are discussed along with some current schemes being employed to insure the privacy and security of information. Additionally, some proposals are discussed which might be used to guarantee file integrity. The application of cryptography to the security problem is also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE