PRIVACY

CLASS EXAMINATIONS

 

  1. There is no provision in the US Constitution that protects an individual’s privacy, but a right to privacy is included in the "Virginia Right to Privacy".

    1. True (**)
    2. False

  2. The right to privacy is peculiarly a US invention.

    1. No, it is a fundamental tenet of all democratic systems.
    2. No, it is a dogma of common law.
    3. No, it is a right defined by the United Nations. (**)
    4. Yes.

  3. Social Security Number usage is limited by:

    1. Virginia Privacy Law
    2. 1974 Privacy Act (**)
    3. 1990 ADA
    4. US Department of Health, Education and Welfare

  4. The 1974 Privacy Act restricted use of Social Security Numbers. Which is a breach in this law:
    1. Social Security
    2. Taxation
    3. Civilian Driver Identification (**)
    4. Military identification
    5. Federal prisoner identification
    6. Errant parent location
    The DMV slides through a loophole here by making it possible to not use your SSN. They don't tell you about that option though.

  5. The first primitive rights to privacy were part of the US Constitution.
    1. TRUE
    2. FALSE (**)

  6. (True/False) According to the 1974 Privacy Act, data ownes and collectors must inform subjects of data use and who has access.
    1. True
  7. What is the name of the amendment that protects university students from having records revealed to family or potential employers without permission?
    1. The Buckley Amendment

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