This course will provide an introduction to the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of cyber law and policy. The course will be team-taught by multiple instructors with expertise in various government and industry sectors, and will consist of three major components: (1) an overview of today’s threat landscape and the legal frameworks governing approaches to data breaches, cybercrime by state and non-state actors, and cyberwarfare; (2) an exploration of legal and policy issues surrounding the collection of personal data, with a focus on both domestic and international data privacy protections; and (3) a study of the impact of data-intensive emerging technologies (e.g., Internet of Things, platform media, machine learning, fintech), with an emphasis on how law and policy can ensure technology is used ethically and fairly. Real-world case studies will be employed to allow students to weigh in on some of the most pressing issues of our time (e.g., election interference, health data collection). This course is introductory in nature and no technical background is necessary.
Note: Students who have taken Law 609, Readings in Cyber Law with Stansbury, may not take Law 316, Intro to Cyber Law.
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Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law