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LAWS 4416 Privacy Law (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Privacy Law will take a practical approach in the context of privacy theory and the evolving global web of privacy and security laws, regulations, industry standards, and best practices. We will explore, from an individual perspective, a corporate perspective, and a law enforcement perspective, the scope and nature of an individual's right to control his or her personal information held by others. We will also consider recent controversies such as those involving big data/AI, facial recognition, encryption, domestic surveillance, ad-targeting, virtual reality, cross-device matching, mobile device geolocation, social networking, video surveillance, haptic security, biometrics, and DNA databases. With the new European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) taking effect in May of 2018 and authorizing fines of up to 4% of annual worldwide revenue, now is a perfect time to develop your privacy compliance expertise!


Instructor(s): Sayoko Blodgett-Ford

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 12-Apr-17