Privacy – 6103
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.