The Privacy Foundation, a non-profit organization that does research and education on privacy issues, and the University of Denver have established the Privacy Center at the university, the first such research and education facility, with a mission of investigating the erosion of personal privacy in the information age and the ways that individuals can protect themselves. The Privacy Center is studying software, communications technologies and Internet services that are collecting information from individuals through cookies, Web bugs and other surveillance tools. The results will be released shortly at privacyfoundation.org. Richard M. Smith, an online privacy expert, is leading the foundation effort as chief technology officer.
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