This is the summary of an article by Patricia E.M. Covington and Meghan Musselman. You can get the pdf of the behavioral targeting article here: 2010 Privacy and Data Security Developments.
The decade ending 2010 is great for new laws and regulations made for protecting online consumers in terms of secure data and privacy. It started with the GLB act of November 1999 for detailing sharing and collection o fpersonal information among financial institutions. Regulators such as the Federal Trade Comission or FTC also created new laws to punish companies that were unable to protect the information of their consumers. Online activities, data security and privacy seem to be top priority for FTC in the coming years.