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Privacy
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Type

other/none

Credits

2/3 cr.

Senior Writing

Yes

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

This course may be offered as a 2-credit seminar or a 3-credit lecture. See the course description by semester below.
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Sections

Spring 2015: Privacy

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Type

other/none

Credits

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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Spring 2014: Privacy

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

Every single day, the newspaper contains stories – plural intended – about data privacy and security. Whether they concern the National Security Agency, Facebook, or a data breach at a small business, the handling of personal information has become a central concern of our time. In response, a complex law of data privacy has emerged, and now it is a fast growing area of legal practice. This course will equip students to counsel clients about an array of federal, state, and international legal requirements – while also analyzing them critically and thinking about the societal challenges posed by new information technology. Assessment will include group projects and a take-home final.

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Spring 2013: Privacy

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  • Professor William McGeveran

Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

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Details:

The collection and utilization of personal data has become increasingly important in varied contexts including national security, commerce, health care, and information infrastructure. This seminar considers the emerging law of data privacy relevant to those contexts, especially in light of new technology. What is the appropriate nature and scope of individual privacy interests in the 21st century. How should the law balance those interests against legitimate competing priorities? Who should develop the law, courts or legislatures? This seminar requires a final paper, oral presentation and active class participation.

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