The article discusses U.S. consumer protection laws in relation to the efforts to keep personally identifiable information private as of 2015, and it mentions consumer privacy breaches, as well as the legal aspects of the data collection and selling practices of various companies and data brokers. The harm that is caused by the unauthorized collection and dissemination of personal data is examined, as well as opt-out consent and proposed legislation to protect consumers.
Hutchinson, Eugene E.
"Keeping Your Personal Information Personal: Trouble for the Modern Consumer,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 43
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol43/iss4/7