1. To what extent should a person or corporation be allowed to collect and hold information about individuals? What if the information collected is already publicly available although scattered among several sources? To what extent should a person or company be expected to protect such information?
2. Many libraries offer a reference service so that patrons can enlist the assistance of a librarian when searching for information. Will the existence of the Internet and database technology render this service obsolete? If so, would that be a step forward or backward? If not, why not? How will the existence of the Internet and database technology effect the existence of libraries themselves?
3. To what extent are you exposed to the possibility of identity theft? What steps can you take to minimize that exposure? How could you be damaged if you were the victim of identity theft? Should you be liable when identity theft occurs?