Privacy Law: Personal Data Under US and EU Law

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Day Time Location
FRI 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.127

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam (administered by Exam4 in Closed mode) April 27, 2023 1:30 pm 2.124


This course addresses the law of privacy and personal data protection under two dominant, but quite different, legal regimes. In this course, we will review privacy fundamentals – principles, risks, and harms - within the U.S. legal framework, including federal consumer, financial, and health privacy laws, and historical and emerging state laws (and recent applicabliity to workforce privacy). We will discuss and evaluate important aspects of the evolving U.S. legal framework and the EU GDPR, taking into account the unique challenges posed by the evolution of digital data technology, including data aggregation, analytics, biometrics, breach response, and artificial intelligence.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Consumer Privacy and Data Protection *
Solove, Daniel J. and Schwartz, Paul M.
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. , edition: 3
ISBN: 978-1-5438-3259-4
European Data Protection, Third Edition : Law and Practice *
International Association of Privacy Professionals
ISBN: 978-1-948771-71-9


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
03/22/2023 Exam information updated
01/17/2023 Room(s) changed
01/12/2023 Room(s) changed