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276.1S sec. 001 - Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals (Summer 2024)

Instructor: James Xavier Dempsey  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


TuTh 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Law 170
From July 23, 2024
To August 01, 2024

Summer Quarter: 4
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 25
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 07/13 07:33 AM

Corporations, government agencies, and other institutions are under constant cyberattack, threatening personal privacy, corporate trade secrets, critical infrastructure, national security, and democratic processes. In response, what role does the law play? Starting with the question of what is cybersecurity, this survey course will explore the range of legal and policy questions posed when a cyberattack occurs and will consider how the law can be deployed to improve cybersecurity. It will examine how the law of cybersecurity in the U.S. is a patchwork, including criminal law, data breach notification, tort law and other theories of civil liability, barriers to cybersecurity litigation, administrative agency regulation and enforcement, and national security law. It will examine how standards of care are being defined for cybersecurity, including for critical infrastructure. Looking forward, it will identify major trends in U.S. cybersecurity law and explore the relationship between artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. It will seek to offer insights on governance and risk management relevant to in-house counsel, private attorneys, and government officials. While the focus will be on U.S. law and policy, reference will be made to international norms.

The class will meet over four days; each day will feature an interactive exercise, with students pre-assigned to respond. Required readings will be drawn from Dempsey & Carlin, Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals (2d edition, 2024) and from material posted on bCourses.

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

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  • Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals
    James X. Dempsey, John P. Carlin
    Edition: 2nd ed.
    Publisher: IAPP
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Price: $80.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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