BLOGS

1. GENERAL PRIVACY LAW

Professor Solove’s LinkedIn Blog

Professor Solove blogs extensively about privacy and security issues.

Concurring Opinions

Contains extensive posts by Daniel Solove and others about current privacy cases, statutes, and news articles covering a wide range of privacy law issues.

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Contains interesting posts about current privacy law issues.

beSpacific

Contains daily updates to law, technology, and privacy news.

Emergent Chaos

Adam Shostack discusses privacy and information technology issues.

Pogo Was Right

Contains an extensive collection of links to each day’s privacy news articles.

Info/Law

Law professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer, and Tim Armstrong discuss information law issues.

Chronicle of Data Protection

Lawyers at Hogan Lovells, including Christopher Wolf, blog about the latest information privacy issues.

Privacy & Security Source

Lawyers at Foley & Lardner, including Andrew Serwin, blog about the latest information privacy issues.

Future of Privacy Forum Blog

Blog about privacy by the Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank exploring responsible business privacy practices.

2. CONSUMER PRIVACY

Consumer Blog (US-PIRG)

Ed Mierzwinski discusses data security, consumer privacy, financial privacy, and the credit reporting system.

Credit Slips

A group of law professors discuss the credit system and bankruptcy issues.

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

A large group of law professors and other experts discuss consumer law issues.

Goldman’s Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Law professor Eric Goldman ( Marquette) on consumer privacy and electronic commerce issues.

The Red Tape Chronicles

Journalist Bob Sullivan’s discussion of consumer privacy and identity theft.

3. DATA SECURITY

Schneier on Security

Security expert Bruce Schneier discusses privacy and security issues.

4. NATIONAL SECURITY

National Security Advisors

Law professors Bobby Chesney, Steve Vladeck, and Tung Yin discuss national security law issues.

Security Dilemmas

Political philosophy professor Seth Weinberger discuss national security issues.

Behind the Homefront

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press chronicles “news in homeland security and military operations affecting newsgathering, access to information and the public’s right to know.”

5. MEDICAL PRIVACY

HIPAA Blog

Contains news and information about HIPAA and health privacy.

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

1. PRIVACY NEWS UPDATES

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Contains extensive information about news and cases involving freedom of the press.

Cipher

This newsletter is by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security & Privacy.

Crypto-Gram

This newsletter is by data security security expert Bruce Schneier.

2. ACADEMIC RESOURCES

The Economics of Privacy

An extensive bibliography of economics scholarship about privacy maintained by Professor Alessandro Acquisti ( Carnegie Mellon School of Management).

3. TWITTER FEEDS

Below are the Twitter feeds of leading experts in the information privacy law field:

Ryan Calo
Will DeVries
Tanya Forsheit
Michael Geist
Eric Goldman
James Grimmelmann
Woodrow Hartzog
Kashmir Hill
Marcia Hofmann
Chris Hoofnagle
Eddan Katz
Paul Ohm
John Palfrey
Vince Polley
Jules Polonetsky
Ponemon Institute
PrivacyMemes
Paul Schwartz
Tom Smedinghoff
Daniel Solove
Brad Stone
Danny Weitzner
Christopher Wolf
Michael Zimmer

4. OTHER RESOURCES

A Chronology of Data Breaches

A chronological chart by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse of data security breaches since 2005.

Law, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

An extensive collection of resources on national security issues.

Morrison & Foerster’s International Data Privacy Library

Provides links to privacy laws, regulations, reports, multilateral agreements, and government authorities for more than 90 countries around the world, including the United States.

GOVERNMENT REPORTS & MANUALS

Church Committee Reports (1975-1976)

HEW, Records, Computers, and the Rights of Citizens (1973) (Fair Information Practices)

DOJ’s Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence Manual (2002)

IDEAS FOR PAPER TOPICS

The best way to find paper topics is to read some of the blogs listed above, which often have postings on the latest news relating to information privacy law issues.

Also recommended: EPIC’s privacy topic list

PRIVACY ORGANIZATIONS & EMPLOYERS

1. PRIVACY ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

ACLU (privacy and technology webpage)

Center for Democracy & Technology

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Identity Theft.org

Privacy Activism

Privacy International

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

US PIRG

2. PRIVACY RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS AND THINK TANKS

Future of Privacy Forum

Ponemon Institute

3. PRIVACY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

4. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Federal Trade Commission

U.S. DOJ’S Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Privacy Office

5. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & AGENCIES

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

Office of the Privacy Commissioner (Australia)

Office of the Privacy Commissioner (Canada)

Office of the Privacy Commissioner (Hong Kong)

Office of the Privacy Commissioner (New Zealand)

Office of the Information Commissioner (United Kingdom)

6. PRIVACY TRAINING

TeachPrivacy (privacy and data security training by Professor Solove)

STATUTES

Freedom of Information Act (1966)

Fair Credit Reporting Act (1970)

Privacy Act (1974)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974)

Right to Financial Privacy Act (1978)

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (1978)

Privacy Protection Act (1980)

Cable Communications Policy Act (1984)

Electronic Communications Privacy Act (1986)

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (1988)

Video Privacy Protection Act (1988)

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (1991)

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (1994)

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (1994)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (1998)

Identity Theft Assumption and Deterrence Act (1998)

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (1999)

USA Patriot Act (2001)

CAN-SPAM Act (2003)

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (2003)

Video Voyeurism Protection Act (2004)

FTC Act: Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

STATE LAW MATERIALS

California Office of Privacy Protection’s Guide to California Privacy Laws

This website has summaries of California’s many laws addressing privacy.

State PIRG Summary of State Data Security Laws

This website has a comprehensive collection of state data breach notification and credit freeze laws.

NCSL — 50 State Legislative Tracking

This website by the National Conference of State Legislatures has information on laws in all 50 states in various categories.

Health Privacy Project’s Report on State Health Privacy Laws

This website provides a summary of the health privacy laws in each state.

Morrison & Foerster’s International Data Privacy Library

Provides links to privacy laws, regulations, reports, multilateral agreements, and government authorities for more than 90 countries around the world, including the United States.

INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY LAW MATERIALS

1. GENERAL

OECD Privacy Guidelines (1980)

APEC Privacy Framework (2004)

World LII: Privacy Cases Database

This website contains privacy cases from around the world, translated into English.

Morrison & Foerster’s International Data Privacy Library

Provides links to privacy laws, regulations, reports, multilateral agreements, and government authorities for more than 90 countries around the world, including the United States.

2. AUSTRALIA

Privacy Laws of Australia

This website by the Australian Privacy Foundation has links to numerous Australian privacy laws.

Privacy Act (1988)

3. CANADA

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (2000) (PIPEDA)

Privacy Act (1985)

4. EUROPEAN UNION

European Union Data Directive (1995)

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

5. JAPAN

Japan Privacy Resource

Contains extensive information about Japanese information privacy laws.

RECOMMENDED READINGS

PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS

Daniel J. Solove
Paul M. Schwartz

(2015)

A distilled guide to the essential elements of privacy law. Concise and handy — a useful study companion to the course and a great reference guide for the practitioner.

UNDERSTANDING PRIVACY LAW

Daniel J. Solove
(2008)

Provides an overview of different theories regarding the definition and value of privacy. Develops a theory of privacy and discusses contemporary issues and US and foreign privacy law and policy.

THE FUTURE OF REPUTATION

Daniel J. Solove
(2007)

Discusses Internet gossip, social network websites, and free speech, with plenty of concrete examples. Available free online.

THE INTRUDERS

Samuel Dash
(2004)

Excellent very accessible history of the Fourth Amendment.

Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy

Priscilla M. Regan
(2007)

The best discussion of how and why Congress has passed certain privacy laws. Far from dull, the legislative process is fascinating, and this book is extremely illuminating and interesting.

Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy: An Anthology

Ferdinand Schoeman
(1984)

Contains a great selection of the classic articles about what privacy is and why it is valuable.

Privacy and Freedom

Alan Westin
(1967)

A classic. Provides a wonderful account of why privacy is worth protecting and the value privacy contributes to individuals as well as to society.