International Journal of Policy and Governance Networks 1(2) 22-37

Fear or Negligence? Contemporary Trends, Approaches and the Future of Online Privacy and Security Policies in US Cities

  • Marc K. Fudge
  • Aroon Manoharan
  • California State University San Bernardino, USA
  • Kent State University, USA


As society has increased its reliance upon ICTs to communicate with government, public concern over privacy and security policies has also increased. This paper examines the extent to which municipal web sites in the United States address the privacy and security concerns of their web site users. Specifically, this paper analyzes the existence and extent of privacy and security policies of the official web sites of the largest cities in the United States. Our findings indicate that despite a great deal of rhetoric by local governments, privacy and security policies in US cities have not demonstrated a great deal of improvement over the past decade.
cities, e-government, privacy, security, web sites