Information Privacy Institute Courses
Advanced Privacy in Practice
LAW 786 (2 or 3 credit hours)
Global Privacy Law
LAW 725 (2 or 3 credit hours)
Course Description: Personal data have become the raw material for business models in industries ranging from online advertising, social networking, cloud computing, health and financial services. Governments, too, rely on personal data for purposes such as national security and law enforcement, urban planning and traffic control, public health and education. Emerging technologies greatly enhanced data collection, storage and analysis. In this context, privacy laws strain to continue to protect individual rights. This course will place privacy within a social and legal context and will investigate the complex mesh of legal structures and institutions that govern privacy at state, national, and international levels. Students will be taught how to critically analyze privacy problems and make observations about sources of law and their interpretation, with an emphasis on the global nature of data. Students will be provided with the technological details needed to explore information security and management issues in domestic and international contexts. The final grade will be based upon an exam. Students may elect to write a paper (in addition to the exam) for an additional one credit.