The Library of Congress has published 2 reports comparing the data protection laws of the European Union and of selected foreign countries
"They describe the constitutional foundations of data privacy and the
statutory requirements that must be met in order for data to be
collected, used, and transferred to third parties. They also explain
the concepts of informed consent, transparency, and data minimization,
and describe the rights and remedies of data subjects, particularly the
rights of access, rectification, and erasure."
"In addition, the reports examine whether the existing laws on data
privacy are adequate to deal with online privacy in an era of rapid
technological development and globalization, and with an increased scale
of data sharing and collecting."
The reports were prepared for the recent annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries that took place in Boston, July 21-24, 2012.
Labels: comparative and foreign law, privacy