Course Details

Digital Data: Privacy, Security and Opportunity

This class will first pose the question of who owns/should own the vast amounts of digital personal data being collected 24/7. Additionally, is the data being tracked and collected from sources that are public or private, and how can this be determined? What expectations should individuals have regarding the collection, storage and use of their data? To help find answers we¿ll take an in-depth look at ¿how it all works¿ ¿ this collection, aggregation, sale, storage and use of digital data. And we¿ll explore ways to balance the opportunities, risks and obligations of entities that handle or ¿possess¿ the data on it¿s journey from source to ultimate use, analyzing recent legislative and regulatory activity, and relevant court cases. Among the topics we¿ll cover: surveillance data, including internet and mobile tracking, and emerging privacy issues pertaining to consumer marketing and employee behavior and performance; data security and storage, and a company¿s obligations, risks and potential liabilities in the event of theft or breach; as a related topic, enterprise data security, given the number of employees who work remotely using personal laptops, pads and smart phones; and cross-border data privacy and security, with a particular focus on the European Union, its more restrictive laws and regulations, and the impact of the court recognized ¿right to be forgotten.¿

Catalog Number: REGLAW 920-0


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Data Privacy Management
Faculty: Hayden, Thomas H
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9

Spring 2016
Title: Privacy Management in the Collection & Use of Digital Data
Faculty: Hayden, Thomas H
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 8

Spring 2015
Title: Digital Data: Privacy, Security and Opportunity
Faculty: Hayden, Thomas H
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 25     Actual: 7