Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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National Security Letter

A category of subpoena. The USA PATRIOT Act expanded the use of NSLs. Separate and sometimes differing statutory provisions now govern access, without a court order, to communication providers, financial institutions, consumer credit agencies and travel agencies.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: US148

Acronym(s): NSL

Associated law(s): USA-PATRIOT Act