Privacy laws and regulations

In this section of the website, we report on relevant developments in the field of privacy legislation and regulations around the world. We’ll discuss laws aimed at protecting people’s privacy, as well as controversial policies that arguably jeopardize the right to privacy.

Privacy legislation in the United States

The United States of American is one of the world’s most influential forces in determining and enforcing data regulations. The various US intelligence agencies are known for their surveillance capacities. How does the US handle online privacy in this digital era, and how does the privacy debate develop between presidencies?