Privacy Law: Personal Data Under US and EU Law

Class Unique: 28390

This course addresses the law of privacy and personal data protection under two leading, but quite different, legal frameworks. In May 2018, the world’s most comprehensive privacy law, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), became 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 6.207/208
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/15/19 1:30 pm A-Z

Additional Information

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


  • European Data Protection: Law and Practice - Eduardo Ustaran
      IAPP 2017
      ISBN: 978-0-9983223-5-3   (required)
  • Consumer Privacy and Data Protection - Daniel J. Solove, Paul M. Schwartz
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: Second
      ISBN: 9781454897378   (required)