"Data Protection and Loss in the United States," Criminal Law & Justice Weekly
In its October 11, 2014 edition, Criminal Law & Justice Weekly published Mitzi Hill’s article, “Data Protection and Loss in the United States.” The article takes a close look at U.S. data security and privacy laws, and whether current laws are helping to protect against illegal access of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). While Congress continues to receive pressure to enact comprehensive national data protection measures, the U.S. has no comprehensive laws governing privacy or personal information. In the article, Ms. Hill provides a brief overview of current laws governing industry-specific sensitive information, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act and the Patriot Act. She suggests that without national laws on the subject, commercial entities will continue to respond to consumer concerns and international legal requirements as required to stay competitive. The article was first published in Criminal Law and Justice Weekly (2014) 178 JPN 607-608 and is available here.