There is no comprehensive federal privacy statute that protects personal information. Instead, a patchwork of federal laws and regulations govern the collection and disclosure of personal information and has been addressed by Congress on a sector-by-sector basis. Some contend that this patchwork of laws and regulations is insufficient to meet the demands of today's technology. Congress, the Obama Administration, businesses, public interest groups and citizens are all involved in the discussion of privacy solutions. This book examines some of these efforts with respect to the protection of personal information and provides a brief overview of selected recent developments in the area of federal privacy law. (Imprint: Nova)
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