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W276P sec. 001 - Information Privacy Law (Summer 2020)

Instructor: Paul M. Schwartz  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)

Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote due to COVID


    MTuWThF 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    From June 10, 2020
    To June 26, 2020

Summer Quarter: 2
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 08/11 11:55 PM

Ten years ago, a mere handful of practitioners could be called "privacy lawyers," but now there are many lawyers who practice information privacy law. Today, almost all businesses need advice about information privacy, which includes data security regulations. 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 through 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 protections and safety from harm. Privacy law consists of torts, contracts, constitutional law, statutory law, and soft law norms.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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