This guide focuses primarily upon information privacy and the legal responsibilities surrounding the gathering and securing of personal information. This guide will largely exclude specific resources focusing on the constitutional aspects of privacy, such as Fourth Amendment concerns with surveillance and liberty based arguments for privacy. For resources on the criminal aspects of violations of data privacy and security, see our LibGuide on Cybercrime Law Research. For resources on the right of publicity, which is grounded in the concept of a privacy, but which has emerged as a distinct area of tort law, see Professor Jennifer Rothman's Roadmap to the Right of Publicity.
Several of the most popular commercial legal databases now have practice centers dedicated to the topics of privacy and data security. These centers conveniently group together a number of resources into one place, allowing the researcher to quickly see the variety of material offered on the subjects by that vendor.
Recommended practice centers are:
The law firm of Hunton Andrews Kurth maintains this excellent blog for news and information about privacy and data security law developments.
A blog from the law firm of Sidley Austin.
EPIC in the News
EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) is a
well-known non-profit organization advocating on
privacy and data security issues.
The Privacy Advisor
The IAPP (International Association of Privacy
Professionals) is the leading organization of
persons in the field of information privacy.
From the law firm of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz
A blog from Professor Eric Goldman.