The Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices (FIP) has been one of the most impactful documents for establishing privacy guidelines. It is built on five core principles.
Notice: This means an organization must disclose their information practices to users in some way before collecting any data.
Consent: This allows customers to choose how their data will be used. These first two, notice and consent, are core principles of FIP, and many of us encounter them on a daily basis. For example, every time you link an account or a new app to your Facebook profile, you are notified as to what information will be accessed on your profile and you must grant permission before you can continue.
Access: This enables users to review or contest the accuracy of their information that has been collected.
Security: This requires organizations collecting information to uphold security measures to ensure that customer information is safe and accurate.
Enforcement: FIP includes some elements of enforcement to ensure legal remedies for violations of the fair information practices.
The information in this blog post was gathered from: Laudon, K. C. (n.d.). Management Information Systems (15th ed., Vol. 2.0). Pearson. 2017.