Federal Laws and Regulations for Websites

February 20, 2009

The following list of Federal Laws was developed for government websites. However, anyone opperating a commercial website should be aware of these standards and try to comply.

from webcontent.gov

If you manage a public website in the federal executive branch, you need to be aware of laws, regulations, Executive Orders, policies, and other directives that relate to your websites.*

This list is our best attempt to locate all the relevant resources. If you know of others that should be added to this list, please contact us. Each link provides a summary of the requirements and guidance on implementing them.
Laws and Regulations

* Access for People with Disabilities (Section 508)
* Digital Rights, Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Laws
* E-Government Act of 2002
* Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
* Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA)
* Government Performance Results Act (GPRA)
* Information Quality
* Lobbying Restrictions
* No Fear Act
* Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)
* Priorities and Schedules for Posting Content
* Privacy Requirements
* Security Protocols to Protect Information
* Small Business Paperwork Relief Act
* Web Records

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