Proposal to Better Regulate Information Privacy
A Model Regime of Privacy Protection, by Daniel J. Solove, George Washington University Law School, and Chris Jay Hoofnagle, EPIC, March 10, 2005 (14 pages, PDF).
“Privacy protection in the United States has often been criticized, but critics have too infrequently suggested proposals for reform. Recently, there has been significant legislative interest at both the federal and state levels in addressing the privacy of personal information. This was sparked when ChoicePoint, one of the largest data brokers in the United States with records on almost every adult American citizen, sold data on about 145,000 people to fraudulent businesses set up by identity thieves..This Model Regime incorporates many of those practices and applies them specifically to the context of commercial data brokers such as Choicepoint. We hope that this will provide useful guidance to legislators and policymakers in crafting laws and regulations. We also intend this to be a work-in-progress in which we collaborate with others…”