Why should I be concerned with United States Privacy Laws?

There are numerous data privacy laws in the United States.  Any company that does business in the United States must adhere to these laws.  Let us help you understand which laws apply to you and how you can incorporate required controls to be compliant with the laws.

United States Privacy Laws

The following list contains a number of United States federal and state laws that have provisions for data privacy. .

  1. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Primer for business.

  2. Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 (Cable Act)

  3. California Senate Bill 1386 (SB 1386) - Chaptered version.

  4. Children's Internet Protection Act of 2001 (CIPA)

  5. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)

  6. Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (CALEA) - Official CALEA website.

  7. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA) law summary. Full text at Cornell

  8. Computer Security Act of 1987 - (Superseded by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

  9. Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 1996 (CCRRA) - Modifies the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

  10. Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003 law overview. Text of law at Cornell library

  11. Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) Summary

  12. Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003

  13. Fair Credit Reporting Act (Full Text).

  14. Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

  15. Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA)

  16. Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 . Text of law at Cornell

  17. Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)

  18. Electronic Freedom of Information Act of 1996 (E-FOIA) Discussion as it related to the Freedom of Information Act.

  19. Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1999 (FCRA)

  20. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA; also know as the Buckley Amendment)

  21. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 (GLBA)

  22. Privacy Act of 1974 - including U.S. Department of Justice Overview

  23. Privacy Protection Act of 1980 (PPA) - Additional discussion at http://www.epic.org/privacy/ppa/.

  24. Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 (RFPA)

  25. Telecommunications Act of 1996

  26. Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) - Text of law at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/227.html

  27. Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act)

  28. Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 discussion and overview. Text of law at: Cornell Law Library.

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