LAW 5863: Information Privacy Law Seminar

Course Catalog Number: 
5863
Course Credits: 
3
Course Catalog Requirements: 
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Seminar

Economic interests, the Internet and national security concerns have resulted in personal information becoming a commodity to be gathered, packaged, marketed, or used for investigative purposes often without regard for, or even the participation of the information subject. New mechanisms for both gathering and disseminating personal information, and new technologies that can both reduce and increase informational privacy have been developed ahead of the ability of the law to effectively regulate these activities. This three credit seminar will explore a number of the law and policy issues in the gathering and use of personal information and the protection of privacy. We will explore these issues in a number of contexts, including privacy and public records, privacy of health and genetic information, database development, privacy and law enforcement, anonymity, workplace privacy, and international privacy law. We will look at privacy-related legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act, HIPPA, and the CAN-SPAM Act, and the technology of privacy including RFID and other chip technologies, data mining, and the Human Genome project.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
Term:
Spring 2010-11
Professor(s):
Class Number:
27780
Term:
Spring 2012-13
Professor(s):