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276P sec. 1 - Information Privacy Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Chris Hoofnagle  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: MTuW 2:15-3:25
Meeting Location: 134

Course Start: January 09, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49925

Ten years ago, a handful of practitioners could be called "privacy lawyers," but now thousands consider themselves to concentrate in information privacy law. Today almost all modern businesses need advice about information privacy law. While the roots of privacy law in the US started with a right to be let alone, modern business models, the needs of the administrative state, law enforcement priorities, and our own behavior complicate approaches based upon seclusion or secrecy. This course will explore the roots of US privacy law, its evolution in the 20th century, and the challenges of regulating information in the modern era where institutions and "data subjects" need and reveal information constantly, but also seek basic dignity and safety from harm. Privacy law is torts, contracts, constitutional law, statutory law, and soft law norms. We will discuss all of these things and developments in the headlines.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Information Privacy Law
    Daniel Solove & Paul Schwartz
    Edition: 4th Edition / 2011 (this book comes out in December 2011)
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9780735510401
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Information Privacy
    Paul M. Schwartz, Daniel J. Solove,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735594012
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 22.79
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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