A Gradual Shift in U.S. Privacy Laws towards a Comprehensive Regime


This paper examines the current trends in a predominantly sectoral U.S. privacy regime that appears to be becoming more comprehensive in nature with respect to data privacy protection. This trend has been greatly attributed to the European Union's comprehensive position on data privacy protection. This paper investigates the growth in U.S. data privacy protection in relation to federal and state legislative history, federal administrative procedures, and private industry efforts. This shift from sectoral to comprehensive regimes is significant in the backdrop of U.S-EU trade relations.


Commercial Law | Comparative and Foreign Law | Computer Law | Consumer Protection Law | International Law | International Trade Law | Science and Technology Law

Date of this Version

October 2003