This book provides the first detailed analysis of the sector-by-sector effects of the Directive. It examines such topics as the tension between privacy laws and modern information technologies, issues affecting a wide range of businesses and other organizations, and effects on other prominent sectors with large transborder data flows. The book concludes with detailed policy recommendations on how to avoid a coming trade war with Europe.
|Publisher:||Brookings Institution Press|
|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
|2||The Legal Context of the Privacy Directive||22|
|3||Data Protection and Information Technologies||50|
|4||Effects of Data Protection Laws on Electronic Commerce||76|
|5||Privacy Issues Affecting Many Organizations||90|
|6||The Financial Services Sector||102|
|7||Other Sectors with Large Transborder Activities||122|
|8||Policy Recommendations for Privacy Issues||152|
|9||The Internet, Electronic Commerce, and World Data Flows||197|
|Appendix A||European Union Directive on Data Protection||213|
|Appendix B||Summary of Potential Effects of the EU Directive||247|