Privacy Law: Personal Data Under US and EU Law

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FRI 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Floating take-home exam


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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Date Updated
04/22/2020 Exam information updated