550.01 Legal Issues of Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response

This course will cover the dynamic and rapidly evolving legal field of cybersecurity and data breach response.  The course will focus on the workflow during the aftermath of any sort of data security incident, a rapidly growing legal practice area, where legal professionals have emerged as critical decision-makers. Every class will begin with a 15-20 minute discussion of current events.  The course will be broken up into two parts.   The first part of the course will cover the foundation of the legal aspects of data breach response, in the form of traditional discussion.  The second part of the course will involve a fictional fact pattern/simulation of a data security incident at a financial firm, with student teams conducting various tasks, with “real-life” outside legal experts playing various roles.  The tasks will include: intake; board briefing; law enforcement liaison; federal/state regulatory interphase; insurance company updates; and vendor/third party/employee briefings.

Spring 2019

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Practical exercises
Class participation
John Stark
2:00-3:50 PM
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.550.01.Sp19
Email list: LAW.550.01.Sp19@sakai.duke.edu
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