A Brief History of Information Privacy Law
Daniel J. Solove
George Washington University Law School
PROSKAUER ON PRIVACY, PLI, 2006
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 215
This book chapter provides a brief history of information privacy law in the United States from colonial times to the present. It discusses the development of the common law torts, Fourth Amendment law, the constitutional right to information privacy, numerous federal statutes pertaining to privacy, electronic surveillance laws, and more. It explores how the law has emerged and changed in response to new technologies that have increased the collection, dissemination, and use of personal information.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 46
Keywords: privacy, information, history, technology
JEL Classification: D80, O30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 10, 2006 ; Last revised: February 27, 2014
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