Course Details

Data Privacy: Law, Regulation & Application

This class focuses on the current global regulatory environment and how corporate actors can and should address this increasingly complex and rapidly changing area. In this interactive, activity-based class, we will look at some of the most important privacy issues facing companies today, including facilitating individual rights, limiting information collection and use, providing disclosures and choices, and much more. We will look at and compare a variety of regulatory approaches, and we will examine the history of privacy laws and the overarching themes they reflect. Our approach will be to use a series of data protection principles as a framework to analyze different situations. This course is jointly taught by an in-house privacy officer and outside privacy counsel; this combination will give you a unique view into the world of privacy today. Grading in this practical, hands-on seminar will be based on interactive in-class exercises and a series of short papers. Readings will be provided, including from a treatise being prepared by one of the professors. This class works well in conjunction with the Spring 2 Data Security class, but it is not a formal prerequisite for that class.

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


Course History

Spring 2020
Title: Data Privacy: Law, Regulation & Application
Faculty: Thomas, Liisa Marie
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 16

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