SMNR: Cybersecurity and Issues at the Intersection of Privacy, National Security, and Technology

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THU 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.129

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Advancements in technology are having outsized impacts on law, national security, foreign policy, and national (as well as international) economic policy.  

In this course, we will assess these impacts to date and attempt to gauge how nations will adjust legal and policy regimes to address actual or perceived threats.  Cybersecurity will serve as the focal point for our analysis – how the protection of information (whether as a function of privacy, economics, or national defense) is driving individuals, companies, and countries to alter critical behaviors.  Each class will be structured around a specific policy decision (modeled after the National Security Council decision-making process). 

Students’ grade for this class will be based on in-class participation and on written work. 

Prerequisites: At least one of the following- Law 379M, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Law 179P, The International Law of Cyber Conflict, or Law 279M, Privacy Law Personal Data Under US and EU Law.


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