As you learned in the previous topic, individuals should be informed why government collects personal information about them. The following exercise reviews your understanding of this concept. Following that exercise are two case studies about purpose and disclosure.
Below are a number of statements describing purposes for information collection. In your opinion, which of these statements provides an adequate basis to determine what type and how much information should be collected and how it should be used?
Which of the following statements are Adequate or Inadequate for collecting information under current privacy laws?
|1.||It is OK to share personal information for any purpose, as long as it is with another government institution.|
|2.||We need to collect the following information to verify your eligibility to participate in this government program. We will check with government department "C" to determine if the information you provide is accurate.|
|3.||We need to collect the following contact information so that we can send your benefit directly to you at home.|