The Powers and Weaknesses of Online Privacy Legislative Protection: Based on Introduction and Analysis of the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act 1998
Internet Law Review, Issue 1, Vol. 4, 2004, Page 152-186
Posted: 24 May 2018
Date Written: January 1, 2004
In the information age, the developments of internet—related technology bring people convenience, as well as pose a serious threat to confIdential personal information data. Online privacy, as a new type of right, plays an important role in tort law today. The approach of its regulation issue also becomes the most controversial problem in many countries. Because of the special characteristics of cyberspace, the rulemaking will meet with many difficulties and obstacles. This article will discuss the powers and weaknesses of the U.S Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, through which concluding that legislation of online privacy has at least three obstacles: couldn’t directly translating or complying the existing laws; couldn’t keeping pace with technology; couldn’t protecting international transmission of personal data privacy with domestic laws. The author hopes this article will to some extent improve the legislations and institutional innovations of China in this area.
Keywords: Privacy, personal data protection, internet law, US
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