Internet Policy Law and Legal Definition

Internet policy refers to personal privacy concerning transactions or transmission of data via the internet. It involves the exercise of control over the type and amount of information a person reveals about himself on the internet and who may access such information. The USA Patriot Act enacted in 2001, enhances law enforcement investigatory tools, investigate online activity, as well as discourage terrorist acts both within the U.S. and around the world. When considering the rights between employees and employers regarding online privacy and protection at a company, different states have their own laws.