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Forty Years of Federal Legislation in the Area of Data Protection and Information Security

Forty Years of Federal Legislation in the Area of Data Protection and Information Security
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Author(s): John Cassini (Université d’Angers, France), B. Dawn Medlin (Appalachian State University, USA) and Adriana Romaniello (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 10
Source title: Pervasive Information Security and Privacy Developments: Trends and Advancements
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Hamid Nemati (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-000-5.ch002

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Abstract

Historically, the United States has attempted to address the issues of an individual’s right to information privacy and security through legislative actions. More specifically, the execution of legislation that addresses information security and privacy has been implemented in particular areas such as health care, banking, and education as well as other industries. This chapter presents an overview of the laws that have addressed the growth of security and privacy threats that havegrown over the years.

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