From the Bill of Rights to HIPAA, Zapproved created a timeline illustrating the evolution of privacy law throughout American history. Special attention was paid to how technology demands new forms of privacy.
From Kodak cameras to the internet: The evolution of American privacy lawUpdated
1789: The US Constitution's Fourth AmendmentUpdated
1888: ‘Kodak No. 1’ camera courts debate over privacy rightsUpdated
1890: Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis write "The Right to Privacy"Updated
1917: The Espionage ActUpdated
1960: William L. Prosser outlines the privacy tortsUpdated
1965: Griswold v. ConnecticutUpdated
1967: Katz v. United StatesUpdated
1974: The Federal Privacy Act and Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActUpdated
1984-1998: Privacy laws on cable, telecommunications, and video are signedUpdated
1996: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ActUpdated
1998: Children’s Online Privacy Protection ActUpdated
1999: Gramm–Leach–Bliley ActUpdated
2014: USA Freedom ActUpdated
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