Foreign & Comparative Law Article

The EU-U.S. Privacy Collision: A Turn to Institutions and Procedures

Vol. 126 No. 7 Internet scholarship in the United States generally concentrates on how decisions made in this country about copyright law, network neutrality, and other policy areas shape cyberspace. In one important aspect of the evolving Internet, however, a comparative focus is indispensable. Legal forces outside the United States have significantly shaped the governance of information privacy, a highly important aspect of cyberspace, and one involving central issues of civil liberties.