The end of privacy

The last significant consumer-privacy bill Congress passed was in 2009, ending a nearly 40-year run in which an average of one measure was passed every two years. That year, lobby spending by internet companies began to increase dramatically. This timeline shows the significant consumer-privacy measures Congress has passed since 1968 and bills introduced since 2009. Browse legislation by using the arrows or dragging through the timeline and clicking on a specific law or bill.

Source: and Center for Public Integrity