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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Solove & Schwartz on Data Privacy Law

Solove daniel Daniel J. Solove (pictured) and Paul M. Schwartz (George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) have posted Privacy Law Fundamentals (D. Solove & P. Schwartz, PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2011) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

"Privacy Law Fundamentals" is a distilled guide to the essential elements of U.S. data privacy law. In an easily-digestible format, the book covers core concepts, key laws, and leading cases. Included here for download are The Table of Contents and Chapter 1.

The book explains the major provisions of all of the major privacy statutes, regulations, cases, including state privacy laws and FTC enforcement actions. It provides numerous charts and tables summarizing the privacy statutes (i.e. statutes with private rights of action, preemption, and liquidated damages, among other things). Topics covered include: the media, domestic law enforcement, national security, government records, health and genetic data, financial information, consumer data and business records, government access to private sector records, data security law, school privacy, employment privacy, and international privacy law.

This book provides an concise yet comprehensive overview of the field of privacy law for those who do not want to labor through lengthy treatises. "Privacy Law Fundamentals" is written for those who want a handy reference, a bird's eye view of the field, or a primer for courses in privacy law.

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