The basic rules governing privacy of customer information have been relatively stable for a number of years. But this regulatory environment is in the midst of fundamental change. This advisory provides a brief summary of existing principles of consumer privacy law, discusses recent developments in the area, and outlines how certain key principles are anticipated to change as a result of slowly emerging shifts in the policy-making and enforcement functions of the Federal Trade Commission, which soon may be codified by Congress into new privacy laws that would apply broadly to commercial industries.
The advisory is provided in PDF on the Alston & Bird web site: http://www.alston.com/privacy_advisory_standards
The 2010 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business once again recognized Alston & Bird’s Privacy and Security Practice as one of the leading practices in the nation. Our Privacy and Security Practice has been recognized every year since Chambers & Partners began listing law firms in this area.