None of Your Business: World Data Flows, Electronic Commerce and the European Privacy Directive

None of Your Business: World Data Flows, Electronic Commerce and the European Privacy Directive

by Peter P. Swire, Robert E. Litan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815782391
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 07/23/1998
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Peter P. Swire is associate professor of law at Ohio State University, College of Law. Robert E. Litan is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. Among his many books is Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity (Yale University Press, 2007), written with William J. Baumol and Carl J. Schramm.

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The Legal Context of the Privacy Directive22
3Data Protection and Information Technologies50
4Effects of Data Protection Laws on Electronic Commerce76
5Privacy Issues Affecting Many Organizations90
6The Financial Services Sector102
7Other Sectors with Large Transborder Activities122
8Policy Recommendations for Privacy Issues152
9The Internet, Electronic Commerce, and World Data Flows197
Appendix AEuropean Union Directive on Data Protection213
Appendix BSummary of Potential Effects of the EU Directive247
Index261

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