List of Online Privacy Laws

In many instances, users make the decision whether or not to share personal information online. But in some cases, the decision is made by others — and with potentially disastrous consequences.

Cyberbullies and cyberstalkers can take their dangerous behaviors offline by watching social media posts that hint at a target’s location. Media sharing makes it easy for someone’s likeness to show up in a photo or video without their knowledge or permission.

Internet privacy laws exist on every level, from local standards to international agreements. In many cases, Internet-specific laws overlap with existing statutes on identity theft, slander, and other abuses. Additional laws have also been enacted to address the unique issues created by the digital economy.


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