State Privacy and Data Protection Laws: Let’s Recap

Privacy Tracker, Vol.1, No.1

The article provides an overview and an analysis of the key state data breach notification and information safeguard laws that have been enacted to regulate the ways in which businesses handle personal information. In the absence of a uniform federal law, the trend toward individual states’ increased attention to the regulation and safeguarding of privacy and data continued through 2007 in the absence of a uniform federal law.