Sociology Index

Information Privacy Law

Information privacy laws are for the protection of information on private individuals from misuse or disclosure. A majority of countries have adopted comprehensive information privacy laws. Information privacy laws include Megan's Law to employee monitoring and genetic privacy and First Amendment issues, but information privacy law is yet to take hold as a course taught consistently. Information privacy laws are based on Fair Information Practices of United States. Information privacy law lets you teach First Amendment issues but not many collages teach information privacy law.

Issues of information privacy laws are being discussed both by the policy makers and the people on the street. According to information privacy law there should be a stated purpose for all data collected. Information privacy laws forbid disclosure of information collected unless authorizedl. Under information privacy law, it is mandatory that data should be deleted when it is no longer needed for the stated purpose.

The Information Privacy Law Project - Neil M. Richards
Washington University School of Law, Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 94, p. 1087, 2006. Abstract: Developments in privacy law literature over the past few decades has been the emergence of The Information Privacy Law Project. They have sought to establish information privacy law as a field of study distinct from the constitutional right to decisional privacy.

Data Surveillance and Information Privacy Law
Description: Data surveillance is social control through the use of information technology. Data surveillance and privacy protection are at the centre of the emerging information economy and information society.

Books On Information Privacy Law

Information Privacy Law - by Daniel J. Solove, Marc Rotenberg, Paul M. Schwartz.