|Back in 2002 when I published a book on|
data privacy, I asked the cat to "look shy"
and she struck this pose (honest!)
Knowing how data privacy protection has evolved in the US so far should help inform its further progression. Clearly, data protection will continue to evolve in the EU and US with the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), also known as the European Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR is not discussed in the white paper – the subject probably merits one of its own – I have been clipping news on GDPR here and tweeting it here)
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If a white paper is too much and you're just getting started in your data privacy reading, here are some good places to start:
- The Electronic Privacy Information Center or EPIC has information about US privacy legislation
- The FTC has a role in Protecting Consumer Privacy
- Privacy issues are addressed at the Electronic Frontier Foundation or EFF
- The resource page at International Association of Privacy Professionals
- The Privacy Library at StaySafeOnline.org
- To compare the US and other countries try the Global Data Protection Handbook
- The National Conference of State Legislatures covers state privacy law: