Primary Materials - Laws and Government Documents


U.S. Constitution

Constitution 1st Amendment — Annotated.
Constitution 4th Amendment — Protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Annotated.
Constitution: Fourteenth Amendment — Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection.

U.S. Code

Statutes: 5 U.S.C. §§552a — Privacy Act. Administrative procedures for handling systems of government records.
Statutes: 12 U.S.C. §§3401-3422 — Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978. Access to banking and investment records.
Statutes: 18 U.S.C. § § 2510-2522 — 1994 Wiretap Statute (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA))
Statutes: 18 U.S.C. § 2701 — Electronic Communications Privacy Act (1988).
Statutes: 18 U.S.C. §§2701-2711 — Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Unlawful access to stored communications.
Statutes: Freedom of Information Act — 5 U.S.C. § 552 With EFOIA amendments.
Statutes: Privacy Protection Act — 42 U.S.C. §2000aa Unlawful acts - searches and seizures by government officers and employees in connection with investigation or prosecution of criminal offenses.
Statutes: The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments — Public Law 104-231 (October 2, 1996).

Other Government Documents

Computer Security Act — Public Law 100-235 (January 8, 1988).
Regulations: Draft Principles for Providing and Using Personal Information — 60 Fed. Reg. 4362 (January 20, 1995). These draft principles were developed to update the Code of Fair Information Practices developed in the early 1970s.
Regulations: GAO Final Rule: Procedures To Be Followed When Formal Complaints Are Filed Against Common Carriers — Federal Communications Commission The Report and Order adopted rules that are necessary to implement certain provisions contained in the 1996 Act that prescribe deadlines ranging from 90 days to 5 months for resolution of certain types of complaints against common carriers.
Regulations: GAO Final Rule: Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines — The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board final guidelines for accessibility, usability, and compatibility of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Regulations: GAO Final Rule: Universal Service — The intended effect of these rules is to implement the universal service provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Statutes: State Privacy Laws — Each state organized by type of protected information.
 

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