Information Privacy Summer Courses

Global Privacy Law:

2 credits/ 8 CLEs (May 28 - 31, 2019)
Professor Gabe Maldoff


Course description:
Personal data has 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 enhance 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. 

Health Care Privacy & Security

1 credit/ 4 CLEs (June 4-5, 2019)
Professor Kirk Nahra


Course description:
One of the most heavily regulated areas of information privacy law is in the health care industry, where privacy and data security issues are of paramount importance. This course explores the key data privacy and security issues facing health care enterprises and their vendors (and the broad variety of other entities that use and disclose health care information), including compliance with HIPAA and a broad variety of other state and federal privacy and data security laws applicable to healthcare data and the healthcare industry. We will discuss how health care privacy and data security law is evolving, what the key policy issues are for this debate and will provide practical advice on evaluating and applying law, regulations and best practices to the creation, use and disclosure of health care data.]

State Privacy Law Enforcement

1 credit/ 4 CLEs (June 6-7, 2019)
Professor Ryan Kriger


Course description:
Privacy law often focuses on federal statutes and law enforcement, but businesses and practitioners must also comply with numerous state privacy laws like the Student Online Privacy Protection Act (SOPIPA), the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and Vermont’s Data Broker Registry. There are also the security breach notice acts, which vary from state to state. State Attorneys General often enforce where the Federal Trade Commission declines to, and facing a state enforcement action can be different than a federal action. This course will provide a survey of state privacy laws; explain the intersection between privacy & data security and Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) laws like state Consumer Protection Acts and Section 5 of the FTC Act; and discuss how state enforcement actions work.

Privacy and Innovation

2 credits/ 8 CLEs (June 10-13, 2019)
Professor Rita Heimes


Course Description:
This course will focus on how new technologies have historically created privacy challenges, and how the law has attempted to respond. It will include a discussion of the latest issues in blockchain, AI, machine learning, big data, and legal and ethical issues associated with these developments. Students will study how regulation has had an impact on privacy, and whether new regulations – proposed or adopted – are appropriate to the task. This year we will use the financial services industry, and fintech sector in particular, as a framework for exploring these issues.

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