Perspectives on Privacy, Data Security and Tort Law

26 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2017

Date Written: July 25, 2017


The continuing problems of data breaches, data misuse, and the consequent failure of current laws to adequately deal with these problems is widely acknowledged. In this article, I provide an overview of the regulatory enforcement and information disclosure strategies for addressing the problem before turning to the main theme of the paper: An assessment of the pathways available through tort remedies.

Keywords: data security, data breaches, torts, privacy

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Rabin, Robert L., Perspectives on Privacy, Data Security and Tort Law (July 25, 2017). DePaul Law Review, Vol. 66, 2017; Stanford Public Law Working Paper. Available at SSRN: or

Robert L. Rabin (Contact Author)

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