Federal Privacy Laws

Privacy Laws Affecting Private Institutions

Freedom of Information Act of 1966

Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970

Privacy Act of 1974

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974

Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986

Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978

Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988

Privacy Protection Act of 1980

Computer Security Act of 1987

Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998

Electronic Communications Privacy Act 0f 1986

Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991

Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988

Telecommunications Act of 1996

Video Privacy Act of 1988

Federal Trade Commission ACT (FTCA)

Taxpayer Browsing Protection Act of 1997

E-Government Act of 2002

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (COPPA)

Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003

Financial Modernization Act (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) of 1999

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1994

Electronic Funds Transfer Act