An Overview of Privacy Law in 2022

Chapter 1 of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS (6th Edition, IAPP 2022)

44 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2022

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Daniel J. Solove

George Washington University Law School

Paul M. Schwartz

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2022

Abstract

Chapter 1 of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS (6th edition, IAPP 2022) provides an overview of information privacy law circa 2022. The chapter summarizes the common themes in privacy laws and discusses the various types of laws (federal, constitutional, state, international). It contains a list and brief summary of the most significant U.S. federal privacy laws. The heart of the chapter is an historical timeline of major developments in the law of privacy and data security, including key cases, enactments of laws, major regulatory developments, influential publications, and other significant events. The chapter also contains a curated list of important treatises and scholarly works.

PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS is a distilled guide to the essential elements of U.S. data privacy law. In an easily-digestible format, the book covers core concepts, key laws, and leading cases. The book summarizes the essential provisions of all of the major privacy statutes and regulations, including COPPA, ECPA, FCRA, FERPA, FISA, FTC Act, GLBA, HIPAA, TCPA, Privacy Act, VPPA, and more. The book includes summaries of foreign laws such as the EU's GDPR, China's PIPL, Canada's PIPEDA, Brazil's LGPD, and more. In addition, the book summarizes key state privacy laws and provides an overview of FTC and HHS enforcement actions. The authors provide numerous charts and tables summarizing the privacy statutes (i.e. statutes with private rights of action, preemption, and statutory damages, among other things).

Keywords: privacy, cybersecurity, data security, FTC, GDPR, HIPAA, ECPA, COPPA, FCRA, FERPA, TCPA, VPPA, PIPL, LGPD, PIPEDA, Fourth Amendment, First Amendment, surveillance, data breach

Suggested Citation

Solove, Daniel J. and Schwartz, Paul M., An Overview of Privacy Law in 2022 (April 1, 2022). Chapter 1 of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS (6th Edition, IAPP 2022), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4072205

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Paul M. Schwartz

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