Policing, Privacy and Surveillance Technology (LAW-795PO-001)
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This seminar class focuses on the privacy threat of new big data surveillance technologies. From facial recognition and Facebook to predictive policing and persistent surveillance drones, law enforcement use of surveillance technology is growing in power and sophistication. This change in police power exists largely unregulated, leaving decision-makers in government, in technology companies, and in civil society to navigate an uncertain future. The goal of this class is to examine the existing state of privacy law and policy (constitutional, statutory, and administrative) with an eye on the regulations that affect police surveillance technologies and the communities impacted by those technologies. This will be seminar style class with a 15 page research paper and policy proposal required as a final project.
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First Class Readings
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