Information Privacy Institute Courses

Privacy Institute 2013

Advanced Privacy in Practice

LAW 786 (2 or 3 credit hours)

Course Description: This course will provide students with practical exposure to data privacy, security and management issues that arise within the enterprise. It will offer problem-based exercises that track the subjects explored in the Global Privacy Law course, will more deeply explore specialized areas of privacy law (e.g. health, financial, educational, and personal information), and will address legal responses to data breach. Example problems include drafting a privacy policy for a consumer-based website, addressing a board of directors about the importance of data security, or preparing congressional testimony about proposed privacy legislation. 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.

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.

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