Morrison & Foerster Launches Privacy Library


Privacy + Data Security

Press Release

NEW YORK, May 31, 2007 - Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce the launch of its Privacy Library. This free resource, available at, provides links to privacy laws, regulations, reports, multilateral agreements, and government authorities for more than 90 countries around the world, including the United States.

This Privacy Library is the most comprehensive collection of privacy laws and regulations ever assembled, the result of years of research and experience working with clients around the world. The website provides companies with an essential tool to help them navigate the privacy labyrinth.

Miriam Wugmeister, head of the privacy practice at Morrison & Foerster, said, "Morrison & Foerster has more than 60 attorneys around the world addressing privacy issues, several of whom were instrumental in the drafting of key pieces of legislation in the field. Our clients often ask us for copies of the relevant laws and regulations. We realized that given the depth of our global practice, we had assembled a vast resource of privacy materials, and it seemed a natural progression to make this available to our clients and friends via our website.”

“The Privacy Library provides an easy way for clients to find the law - and this is the first step in any compliance strategy. From here, we can work with our clients to find practical solutions for tailoring their business operations to comply with these laws and regulations.”

In the global information economy, organizations face many pressing privacy issues and are required to comply with a complex matrix of privacy laws and regulations. Simply identifying the relevant legislation can be a challenge. Morrison & Foerster's privacy team has used its extensive experience advising on privacy strategies for clients to identify the relevant source materials and compile them into one user-friendly collection.

The Privacy Library, which can be accessed though the firm's website,, also links to the client alerts and articles the firm produces regularly on privacy topics.


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