Summer 2021 Course Schedule

Privacy in Conflict: US & EU (CANCELLED) (LAW-795EU-001)
Alex Joel, John Kropf

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM (MW)

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This course will meet live online on these 4 dates: 6/2/21, 6/9/21, 6/21/21, and 6/23/21. All summer 2021 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may decrease.


This course will introduce students to the law of personal data in the U.S., the EU. This seminar presents a three-part story: part one will introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of U.S. and European, privacy; part two will identify how differences in those frameworks have created legal and policy conflicts challenging cross-border flows of data with particular emphasis on the intersection of national security and privacy concerns in the trans-Atlantic space; and part three will identify how those conflicts have been addressed through negotiations, practice, and legal instruments. Students will become familiar with major privacy arrangements including the U.S.-U.K. Cloud Agreement, the EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement, and the now-invalidated EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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