“Privacy Policies in the United States” Presentation Slides

By Eric Goldman

shutterstock_116345242.jpgI recently guest lectured on drafting privacy policies in the United States. My presentation slides.

One of my big-picture takeaway points is that privacy laws and associated industry self-regulation have gotten so extensive that drafting privacy policies is strictly for privacy experts. Unlike the good ol’ days, the average competent lawyer–and even the sophisticated cyberlawyer who dabbles with privacy issues–may be unintentionally treading towards the malpractice line given the number and complexity of the applicable laws and technology. As a result, in all likelihood, I’ve already drafted the last privacy policy of my career. I’m curious if you agree (if you email me, let me know if I can post your email as a comment to this post).

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