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5. What is the most important US law supporting open platforms on the Internet?

5. What is the most important US law supporting open platforms on the Internet?


a.                Section 230 of the Communications Act

b.               The FCC Open Internet rules

c.      The US Copyright Act

d.     The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution



6. How is information security regulated on the Internet?


a.      The Federal Government sets standards all Internet companies must follow

b.     Security is regulated through the private tort law system in which those who suffer losses from security have a right to sue their ISPs and receive statutory damages if they can prove negligence

c.      Through a combination of state data breach notification laws, private tort law, and sector-specific federal laws

d.     There is no regulation of Internet security




7.What is the origin of consumer privacy protection in the United States?


a.      The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution

b.     The First Amendment of the US Constitution

c.      Federal Statutes

d.     State Statutes

e.      The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

f.       All of the above




8. What does privacy mean?


a.      The ability to keep personal data secret.

b.     The ability to speak anonymously.

c.      The right to have personal information secure from theft

d.     The right to correct inaccurate information about oneself

e.      All of the above



9. What is the difference between United States and European commercial privacy law?


a.      The US has a number of sector-specific laws, the Constitution, and state laws, while Europe has a single comprehensive privacy law establishing privacy as a fundamental constitutional right under the Treaty of Lisbon

b.     Europe has strong, comprehensive privacy protection law and the US leaves privacy regulation to the marketplace and self-regulation

c.      European privacy law primarily protects European citizens against abuse by foreign companies whereas the United States requires that anyone seeking to protect his/her privacy bring a case in a federal or state court

d.     Europe has comprehensive privacy law that is currently under revision whereas the United States has sector-specific federal and state laws plus enforcement authority for unfair and deceptive practices by the Federal Trade Commission



10. Internet public policy tradeoffs include: (Select all answers that apply)

a.      Freedom vs. Accountability

b.     Scalability vs. Cost Efficiency

c.      Innovation vs. Reliability

d.     Evolving Norms vs. Fundamental Rights

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