Data Privacy

In the United States, legislation concerning data privacy has been enacted in a sectorial manner, which means that each law or compliance regulation has been created in response to the needs of a particular industry or section of the population.

Data Privacy Regulation 

Information about individuals, whether customers, prospects, employees or suppliers, is essential to business and government. However legal frameworks governing the use of that information vary significantly in different jurisdictions. 

 

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 

mandates how financial institutions must deal with the private information of individuals.

gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

ensures patient confidentiality for all healthcare-related data.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

extends government restrictions on wire taps to include transmissions of electronic data.

Video Privacy Protection Act

prevents wrongful disclosure of an individual's personally identifiable information stemming from their rental or purchase of audiovisual material.