Privacy and Health Research. 6. The U.S. Legal Context


Although they are more fragmented, more specific to data categories, and less uniform than those in some European countries, many protections are in place in the U.S.96

(96) For explication via another set of adjectives, see Robert M. Gellman, "Fragmented, incomplete, and discontinuous: The failure of federal privacy regulatory proposals," Software Journal 6, 199 (1993). A more recent article by Gellman is: "Can privacy be regulated on a national level? Thoughts on the possible need for international privacy rules," Villanova Law Review 41, 129–172 (1996).