Contextualizing the Tensions and Weaknesses of Information Privacy and Data Breach Notification Laws

Burdon, Mark (2010) Contextualizing the Tensions and Weaknesses of Information Privacy and Data Breach Notification Laws. Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, 27 1: 63-129.

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Author Burdon, Mark
Title Contextualizing the Tensions and Weaknesses of Information Privacy and Data Breach Notification Laws
Journal name Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-3383
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 129
Total pages 67
Place of publication United States
Publisher Santa Clara University - School of Law
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Data breach notification laws have detailed numerous failures relating to the protection of personal information that have blighted both corporate and governmental institutions. There are obvious parallels between data breach notification and information privacy law as they both involve the protection of personal information.  However, a closer examination of both laws reveals conceptual diferences that give rise to vertical tensions between each law and shared horizontal weaknesses within both laws. Tensions emanate from conflicting approaches to the implementation of information privacy law that results in different regimes and the implementation of different types of protections. Shared weaknesses arise from an overt focus on specified types ofpersonal information which results in 'one size fits all' legal remedies. The author contends that a greater
contextual approach which promotes the importance of social context is required and highlights the effect that contextualization could have on both laws.
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