University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2016

Course Description
Yes, they probably are watching you. This seminar will explore a number of the law and policy issues in the gathering and use of personal information and the protection of privacy. We will define both “information” and “privacy” broadly, allowing us to discuss a wide variety of topics including most likely the following:

• privacy of health and genetic information,
• privacy’s interaction with databases and search technology,
• internet privacy more generally,
• the role privacy torts in a world of peeping drones and other sensors,
• privacy and law enforcement,
• pseudonymity/anonymity,
• workplace privacy,
• data breach laws,
• privacy and public records, and
• international privacy law including the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ and the current controversy over US/EU data flows.

We will look at possible legal solutions, including existing US and EU legislation. We will also consider technological solutions, including ‘privacy by design’.

This 2-credit seminar will initially meet twice a week to discuss readings and to help participants select paper topics. The course will meet infrequently for several weeks in order to allow participants to write their papers, then resume at the end of the semester for student paper presentations.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-11-2016 - 04-20-2016   MW  3:30 PM-5:20 PM G363

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-4285
Office: C382