Should clicking "YES, I AGREE" give consent to spyware installs?


Wayne Barnes, Associate Professor at Texas Weslayan University School of Law, has just written a powerful dissertation called Rethinking Spyware: Questioning the Propriety of Contractual Consent to Online Surveillance.....

The premise of the document is: Just because we got you to agree, does it make it ok that we are doing what we’re doing? The paper then describes, in painstaking detail, what the various applicable laws are in the area. While I don’t entirely agree with his definitions of spyware (he does make it seem like practically all spyware is a keylogger), there is some powerful information in this writeup. Sunbelt BLOG: Should clicking "YES, I AGREE" give consent to spyware installs?

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 17th October 2005 10:24PM