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 6.207/208

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam May 15, 2019 1:30 pm A-Z in 2.124


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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Date Updated
04/08/2019 Exam information updated