The following presentation is designed to give an overview on the Fair Information Practices. This presentation was originally used in a class project on the creation of an Omnibus Privacy Law in the United States. The Fair Information Practices were originally developed in the United States, but were not actively enacted through laws and regulations there. However, the concepts took hold in the European Union. You can get an overview on the Fair Information Practices at PrivacyRights.org. This presentation was designed to be presented at a congressional hearing in order to help bring the members of congress upto speed on the topic.