Policy and Legal Implications of Spyware and Data Privacy
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Overview: For years computer viruses have threatened industrious use of personal computers, challenging users and support providers to Prevent and recover from viral attacks. Now another type of computer malady has began to enter popular realization spyware. Typically, analyses of spyware focus on technical issues or provide pointers to resources for detecting and removing unwanted software. Equally important are the legal and policy issues colleges and universities need to consider in assessing institutional responses to spyware on campus. Institutional policies must address both computer usage and compliance with federal and state laws.