Privacy Law: Personal Data Under US and EU Law

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. On this side of the pond, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect in January 2020.  In this course, we will review privacy fundamentals – principles, risks, and harms; the U.S. legal framework, including consumer, financial, and health privacy, and recent state law developments such as the CCPA; the EU's GDPR and the forthcoming EU ePrivacy Regulation; and challenges posed by the evolution of digital data technology, including data aggregation, analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Friday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.124
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


  • Consumer Privacy and Data Protection - Daniel J. Solove, Paul M. Schwartz
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: Second
      ISBN: 9781454897378   (required)
  • European Data Protection: Law and Practice - Eduardo Ustaran
      Portsmouth IAPP 2019 , edition: Second Edition
      ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-948771-2   (required)
  • European Data Protection: Law and Practice - Digital Edition - Eduardo Ustaran
      Portsmouth IAPP 2019 , edition: Digital
      ISBN: 978-1-948771-27-6   (optional)