Industry Specific Privacy Laws

In the absence of general privacy laws in the US, there have been several industry specific laws passed which may have bearing on websites and Internet activities related to certain applications.  Discussion is beyond the intent of this section, but they are listed for purposes of general information. This list is not inclusive.

HIPPA - Health Care Information Portability and Privacy Act -  Addresses issues related to electronic personal health information data.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act -  Addresses privacy related to personal financial information.  

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act -  Addresses privacy related to personal educational records.