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GDR Insight Handbook 2021 – United States: Privacy

Global Data Review

23 Dec 2020

Miriam Wugmeister, Julie O’Neill, Nathan Taylor, and Gina Pickerrell authored a chapter for the GDR Insight Handbook 2021 that covers privacy laws in the United States.

“The United States has adopted myriad federal and state privacy laws that give protections to individuals regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by both the public and private sectors,” the authors wrote. “These laws are often targeted to address specific instances of abuse or perceived market failures or to protect particularly sensitive information, such as health information, or groups deemed worthy of special protections, such as children. The U.S. approach stands in sharp contrast to the approach found in over 100 other countries around the world that have adopted omnibus privacy laws.”

Read an extract from GDR Insight Handbook, 2021, first published in December 2020. The whole publication is available at Global Data Review.

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