Cyber Fraud and Privacy Class Actions

The prevalence of internet-enabled technologies in everyday devices are enabling third parties to collect, use, and share increasing amounts of sensitive consumer information without them ever knowing. This not only poses serious privacy risks for consumers, but it can also be dangerous. Emerging technologies are being used to defraud consumers, track their movements, and commit identify theft, among many other things. This course will focus on the significant legal and policy issues related to complex tech fraud and privacy-related violations. Specifically, the course will cover these areas: overview of prevalent data collection practices, uses, and methodology; privacy implications of and dangers associated with collecting and using sensitive consumer data; legal framework/overview of consumer protection and privacy law landscape; case studies; and policy challenges.
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Course Information
Course #: LAW 285
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Elective
Area of Study: Business and Corporate Law, Public Interest Law
Credit Hours: Two credit hours.