Sociology Index

Information Privacy Law

Information privacy laws are for the protection of information on private individuals from misuse or disclosure. Information Privacy Law is the most debated Topic. Information privacy laws are also called data protection laws. A majority of countries in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa, have now adopted comprehensive information privacy laws. The European Union has the General Data Protection Regulation in force since May 25, 2018. The United States also adopted a comprehensive information privacy law. 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.

The Basic Principles Of Information Privacy Law Or Data Protection Law Are:

There should be a stated purpose for all data collected.

Collected Information from an individual cannot be disclosed to others, unless specifically authorized by law or by consent of the individual.

There should be mechanisms for individuals to review data about them.

Such data should be deleted when it is no longer needed for the stated purpose.

Some data are too sensitive to be collected, unless there are extreme circumstances.

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.