Curriculum

Information Privacy Law II

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Privacy law and policy is one of the most important and rapidly expanding (and changing) fields in the world today. Increasingly, most aspects of daily life involve the (often unwitting) collection, communication, and use of personal data. As personal data are generated and collected more widely, and are far more revealing, governments are challenged to determine the proper limits and regulatory structures to enforce those limits, while businesses and other data users must determine how to comply with those emerging rules, often in the context of new technologies and unclear norms. The field of information privacy has grown so large that we are now covering it in two courses. Information Privacy Law I (not this course) will address the academic and constitutional background to privacy, the intersection of privacy and free speech, the protection of privacy in law enforcement and national security, and privacy issues raised in the context of government records.

Information Privacy Law II (this course) will focus on privacy issues in commercial, consumer, and international contexts. Information Privacy Law II is a survey course that will provide a foundational background in some or all of the following substantive areas of law: (1) Health Privacy; (2) Financial Data; (3) Consumer Data; (4) Data Security; (5) Education Privacy; (6) Employment Privacy; and (7) International Privacy Law. While Information Privacy Law I is not a prerequisite, students are encouraged to take both courses in sequence.