AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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The Problem of Onward Transfers Under U.S. Law
Raghu Bryan Seshadri

Last modified: 2010-03-23


Several of the major U.S. federal and state laws regulating the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by business entities only regulate the activities of entities that receive personal information directly from consumers while ignoring third-parties that receive this personal information through onward transfers. This regulatory gap opens the door for such third parties to use or disclose personal information that they receive from regulated entities in derogation of such regulated entities’ stated policies without risk of government interference.


privacy; transfer; data;

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