Course Details

Data Privacy: Law, Regulation & Application

Privacy and data security law is becoming a more and more important topic for organizations. How can companies legally use personal information? What disclosures do they need to make? Are there restrictions on the type of information that can be collected? Can information be combined? How are "big data" and digital tracking activities regulated? What obligations do companies have to protect information? What happens if things go wrong? This course will provide a global framework of privacy and data security laws. We will examine laws that impact corporate actors with respect to the collection, combination and sharing of personal information. Grading in this practical, hands-on seminar will be based on interactive in-class exercises and a final paper. Readings will be from a treatise being prepared by the professor.

Catalog Number: REGLAW 922-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Data Privacy: Law, Regulation & Application
Faculty: Thomas, Liisa Marie
Yates, Amy
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 13

Spring 2018
Title: Data Privacy & Security: Law & Regulation
Faculty: Thomas, Liisa Marie
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 20     Actual: 15