Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Technology and Privacy in Global Perspective (LAW-795TP-E001)
Alex Joel

Meets: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM (TH)

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 22

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All summer 2020 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 be decreased to the extent of asynchronous material added. An additional 3 segments totaling 65 minutes of asynchronous material per week will be required for this course.


New technologies have created a tidal wave of data that, depending on how they are collected and analyzed, could deliver important societal benefits, or pose critical risks to privacy. Such data could be essential for protecting national security and public health, developing innovative products and services, and generating breakthroughs in scientific research. At the same time, they could reveal more personal information about our private lives than at any time in history. The private sector is moving forward quickly to develop and deploy new technologies, while legal frameworks lag behind, often driven to respond to the last crisis, which may not be adequate for the next. This seminar will explore the regulatory and oversight structures that countries are putting in place to ensure that society realizes technology’s promise while managing its privacy risks.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

Not available at this time.