The United States has a number of privacy laws that affect the government’s use of information as well as the use of information by specific industries, such as financial services companies and healthcare organizations that handle sensitive information. Select one of the following acts and summarize the law’s provisions. What complications do you think may arise with implementation or managing the compliance of the act?
- Privacy Act of 1974
- Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
- Communications Assistance Law Enforcement Act of 1994
- Economic Espionage Act of 1996
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Heath Act of 2009