To be successful, 

  1. Your initial post is due by end-of-day Thursday of each week EST. Response posts are due by end of day Sunday EST.
  2. Title page, abstract, table of contents, list of figures, list of tables are all not required in the discussion forums.  All other aspects of APA (citations, list of references, correct spacing & formatting, etc.) are required to receive full credit
  3. You must engage (not just agree, disagree, or repost you own posting) at least two of your classmates in the discussions each week to receive full credit
  4. Each question should be researched and supported with some peer reviewed sources other than or in addition to your textbook
  5. Discussion posts are assessed on a rubric with equal weight given to 5 assessable items: Comprehension, Timeliness, Engagement, Critical Thinking, and APA/Mechanics


The concept of consumer privacy has evolved from the idea of personal privacy, it is important to note there is no explicit protection for this in the U.S. Constitution.  However, it has been considered to be an essential right in a number of legal decisions, beginning in the 1920s.

Legislation in Europe has enforced high standards of data privacy protection, but data privacy protection in the United States has been primarily the domain of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), whose regulations only require companies to disclose their corporate privacy policies to their customers. The FTC can take legal action against companies that violate customer privacy policies or companies that compromise their customers’ sensitive personal information.

Most of this information was extracted from

The question is this:  given the ever-growing number of data breaches in the US, Is this sufficient, or should there be new laws enacted to secure privacy?  Should we strive for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing along with the existing rights the right to privacy? 

Support your responses with valid research