Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Joseph S. Szyliowicz
95/46/EC, Comparative Public Policy, Epistemic Community, Privacy, Privacy Act of 1974, Public Policy
Title: THE ROLE OF THE EPISTEMIC COMMUNITY IN INFLUENCING PRIVACY LEGISLATION: THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Szyliowicz
Degree Date: November 2010
Two case studies describe the role and influence of the privacy data-protection epistemic community members in influencing privacy studies, policy, and legislation in the United States and Europe. The United States enacted narrow "sectoral" legislation to protect individual privacy from government computers and databases in the Privacy Act of 1974. More than two decades later, the European Union enacted broad "omnibus" data-protection legislation that effectively limits the collection and aggregation of personal data on EU citizens. Why two such dramatically different privacy data-protection laws could have been enacted when influenced by the same privacy data-protection epistemic community leads to analysis of economic, socio-cultural, and political influences on privacy data-protection legislation. Evidence suggests that privacy data-protection epistemic community influence, filtered through different socio-cultural visions of the relationship of the government and the citizen, lead to dramatically different privacy data-protection legislative results.
Richie, George Edward, "The Role of the Epistemic Community in Influencing Privacy Legislation: The United State and The European Union" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 550.
Recieved from ProQuest
George Edward Richie