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Computer and Network Privacy and Security: Ethical, Legal, and Technical Considerations

Course Information

Course #: LAW 478
Degree: JD Program
Area of Study:
  • Entertainment and Technology Law,
  • Personal Injury Law,
  • Intellectual Property Law
Course Type: Elective Course

More and more, both practice and the job market require lawyers who understand the interface between law and technology. This course provides a unique opportunity to understand that interface. No technical knowledge is required. Everything is explained in plain English. The course addresses the issue of privacy in an age of surveillance. How much privacy should we demand? Why does privacy matter? How is privacy to be defined? The course addresses security issues because in the Internet age there is no privacy without security and security failures may yet lead to the end of the Internet age. The course provides a unique opportunity to really understand the interface between law and technology. 
(added 11/07)

Credit Hours

Three credit hours.