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- By Nicholas Robinson. Published by Rand. 2011.
"This report discusses how policy-makers might address the challenges and risks in respect of the security, privacy and trust aspects of cloud computing that could undermine the attainment of broader economic and societal objectives across Europe." - from Amazon.com
- Criminal Procedure and the Supreme Court : A Guide to the Major Decisions on Search and Seizure, Privacy, and Individual RightsBy Rolando Del Carmen. Published by Rowman & Littlefield. 2010.
The authors of this text aimed to compile a list of the top twenty court cases dealing with criminal procedure. They rank these cases on their importance as well as present facts, discuss decisions, update, and provide in-depth coverage. These cases deal with various aspects of the Fourth Amendment ranging from police investigatory practices to prosecutorial conduct at trial.
- By John Soma. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd Edition.
"The Privacy Nutshell briefly reviews the historical roots of privacy, and then examines each of these U.S. privacy statutes and regulations. Virtually all governments and businesses face privacy considerations as technology continues to evolve. Legal issues related to privacy are exploding on the U.S. legal scene. The EU has a long history of a strong regulatory privacy regime. The U. S., however, follows a sectoral approach to privacy, whereby Congress responds to each privacy “crisis” with a new statute and set of regulations. This sectoral approach has resulted in a unique series of privacy rules for different areas of society. The Privacy Nutshell is an excellent introductory guide to the legal privacy world." - from the publisher
- By Jill Rhodes. Published by American Bar Association. 2013.
In 2012, the American Bar Association created the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. The task force is made up of attorneys in numerous practice areas because this issue is critical to every law practice, business, and government. This group’s goal was to create not only a valuable practical handbook for “understanding, planning for, and responding to a cyber-breach”, but also provide a framework for the vital national discussion on privacy and security in the increasingly electronic world. The handbook includes numerous appendices that provide handy references to relevant statutes, court decisions, and ethics opinions on outsourcing, cloud computing and metadata. Additional information can be found on the Task Force’s webpage, http://www.americanbar.org/groups/leadership/office_of_the_president/cybersecurity/resources.html. This page serves as a repository of the information they gathered and continue to gather in their research.