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Chapter 7

Privacy and the Law

Abstract

This chapter explains the history of privacy law in the US and UK, describing briefly how it came to its current state. Both the US and UK approaches in law to privacy are compared. The current EU proposals to revise privacy law is explained in some detail, as is President Obama’s reforms, and their critical reception.

Keywords

Law
privacy
EU
FTC
ICO
Google
Facebook
internet
security
government
Acxiom
data

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