Privacy Law: Personal Data Under US and EU Law

Class Unique: 28210

This course addresses the law of privacy and personal data protection under two leading, but quite different, legal frameworks. The year 2018 is a pivotal year in which the world’s most comprehensive privacy law, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), becomes effective. In this course, we will review privacy fundamentals – principles, risks, and harms; the U.S. legal framework, including consumer, financial, and health privacy; the GDPR and the forthcoming EU ePrivacy Regulation; and challenges posed by the evolution of digital data technology, including data aggregation, analytics, and the Internet of Things.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Friday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm JON 5.206/207
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/2/18 8:30 am A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • Consumer Privacy and Data Protection - Daniel J. Solove & Paul M. Schwartz
      Wolters Kluwer Law & Business , edition: 2015
      ISBN: 978-1-4548-6154-6   (required)
  • European Data Protection: Law and Practice - Eduardo Ustaran
      IAPP 2017
      ISBN: 978-0-9983223-5-3   (required)