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Data security

2022

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George Washington University Law School

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An Overview Of Privacy Law In 2022, Daniel J. Solove, Paul M. Schwartz Jan 2022

An Overview Of Privacy Law In 2022, Daniel J. Solove, Paul M. Schwartz

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

Chapter 1 of PRIVACY LAW FUNDAMENTALS (6th edition, IAPP 2022) provides an overview of information privacy law circa 2022. The chapter summarizes the common themes in privacy laws and discusses the various types of laws (federal, constitutional, state, international). It contains a list and brief summary of the most significant U.S. federal privacy laws. The heart of the chapter is an historical timeline of major developments in the law of privacy and data security, including key cases, enactments of laws, major regulatory developments, influential publications, and other significant events. The chapter also contains a curated list of important treatises and …


Data Vu: Why Breaches Involve The Same Stories Again And Again, Daniel J. Solove Jan 2022

Data Vu: Why Breaches Involve The Same Stories Again And Again, Daniel J. Solove

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This short essay discusses why data security law fails to effectively combat data breaches, which continue to increase. With a few exceptions, current laws about data security do not look too far beyond the blast radius of the most data breaches. Only so much marginal benefit can be had by increasing fines to breached entities. Instead, the law should target a broader set of risky actors, such as producers of insecure software and ad networks that facilitate the distribution of malware. Organizations that have breaches almost always could have done better, but there’s only so much marginal benefit from beating …


Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails And How To Improve It (Chapter 1), Daniel J. Solove, Woodrow Hartzog Jan 2022

Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails And How To Improve It (Chapter 1), Daniel J. Solove, Woodrow Hartzog

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

Digital connections permeate our lives—and so do data breaches. Given that we must be online for basic communication, finance, healthcare, and more, it is remarkable how difficult it is to secure our personal information. Despite the passage of many data security laws, data breaches are increasing at a record pace. In their book, BREACHED! WHY DATA SECURITY LAW FAILS AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT (Oxford University Press 2022), Professors Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog argue that the law fails because, ironically, it focuses too much on the breach itself.

Drawing insights from many fascinating stories about data breaches, Solove and …