Privacy Law and Policy: Questions and Problems in Advanced Privacy Law
This seminar examines privacy issues that arise from both the commercial use of personal data and the voluntary sharing of such data in social media, as well as government requests for access to data held by private sector firms. Topics addressed are likely to include the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights ongoing efforts to regulate targeted advertising; cybersecurity data sharing arrangements; the EU’s proposed Regulation on data protection; various efforts to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act; and U.S. v Jones and related cases on GPS and cell phone tracking. Other potential topics include ongoing controversies over online anonymity, efforts to regulate new technologies such as drones and facial recognition software, and the privacy implications of big data. Students take an active role in selecting the topics we focus on. They are expected to write and present an independent research paper.
This upper-level seminar course examines privacy issues in a modern society.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: IP/Copyright and Trademark; Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion; Tech/Privacy; Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Government/Public Sector; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution