From the Social Science Research Network, here’s a downloadable PDF from Daniel Solove, privacy law professor at George Washington University Law School, and well-known privacy scholar: A Brief History of Information Privacy Law.
This book chapter provides a brief history of information privacy law in the United States from colonial times to the present. It discusses the followoing:
- Development of the common law torts
- Fourth Amendment law
- Constitutional right to information privacy
- Numerous federal statutes pertaining to privacy
- Electronic surveillance laws, and more.
The chapter explores how the law has emerged and changed in response to new technologies that have increased the collection, dissemination, and use of personal information.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 46