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Privacy & Information Law Research Guide

This research guide focuses on U.S. state and federal privacy and information law.


Finding Federal Statutes

United States Code Annotated (U.S.C.A.) (West; unofficial; annotated):

United States Code Service (U.S.C.S.) (Lexis; unofficial; annotated):

United States Code (U.S.C.) (official; unannotated):

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There are a large number of statutes at the state and federal levels that govern various aspects of privacy and information law; a complete review of these is beyond the scope of this guide.  If you do not know which statutes govern the issue you are researching, you may want to begin with a treatise, such as one or more listed on the Secondary Sources page of this guide. (Several of the treatises include appendices or sections on state laws.  A few of the e-Resource Centers and Treatise Collections have state-specific privacy law treatises.)

For information on statutory research generally, including how to use an annotated code, see our Finding Statutes Research Guide and the Statutory Research Tutorial.  For help finding the U.S.C, U.S.C.A, and U.S.C.S. in print and online, see the "Finding Federal Statutes" box, left.  For help finding a specific state's statutes, consult that state's research guide.

Select additional resources on privacy and information law statutes at the state and federal levels are listed below.

Compilations of Federal Privacy Laws

State Privacy Laws & Legislation