In the background TechTV is playing (yes, I'm a terminal geek). The show is "Cybercrime", and it's covering a hacker's attack on a hospital and his misuse of some medical records. In response some woman says something like "our medical records aren't safe - there is no federal law to protect them". Aughhh!
Sorry, but at best that's a non-sequitur. With the possible exception of good govt, laws cannot prevent anything. Isn't this obvious enough?