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276P sec. 1 - Information Privacy Law (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Paul M. Schwartz  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: MTuW 10:00-11:10
Meeting Location: 170

Course Start: January 07, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49943

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 consists of torts, contracts, constitutional law, statutory law, and soft law norms.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Business Law
Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)

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  • Information Privacy Law 4e
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735510401
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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