Privacy Law: Personal Data Under US and EU Law

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
FRI 10:30 am - 12:20 pm JON 5.206/207

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam May 2, 2018 8:30 am A-Z in 2.124


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
04/05/2018 Exam information updated
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