Laws and Major Regulations Related to Privacy

United States

Note: This list is representative and not to be considered an exhaustive listing.1 State laws and industry regulations may apply to your organization. Consult your legal counsel for definitive research.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 (Cable Act)

California Senate Bill 1386 (SB 1386)

Children's Internet Protection Act of 2001 (CIPA)

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA)

Computer Security Act of 1987: superseded by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 1996 (CCRRA): modifies the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003

Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994

Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)

Electronic Freedom of Information Act of 1996 (E-FOIA)

Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA)

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003

Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1999 (FCRA)

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA; aka the Buckley Amendment)

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA)

Gramm–Leach–Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 (GLBA)

Privacy Act of 1974: including U.S. Department of Justice Overview

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