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Spring 2022

Course Description
US Privacy law is in a period of ferment and change. States have led the way, first in tort law, and now with 49 states now having data breach laws, to the Illinois’s regulation of biometrics, to the new controversial California privacy laws. Huge gaps remain, however, especially when compared to the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR has extraterritorial provisions, so it reaches the conduct of US firms that do business in Europe. Privacy law also arises in the context of the Fourth Amendment, federal statutory and regulatory regimes such as FTC enforcement, medical privacy, and the Patriot Act. Together these developments not only make up a large new body of law, they create a large demand for lawyers in multiple capacities: advising, litigating, lobbying, and structuring compliance. We will survey this increasingly complex and wide-ranging subject.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-18-2022 - 04-25-2022   MW  2:00 PM-3:15 PM DL

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: none
Corequisite: None
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Based on class participation and a final exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Area of Focus)   More information
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Concentration)   More information
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Health Law (Area of Focus)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Privacy and Data Protection Law (University Casebook Series)
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: McGeveran, William
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 1
    ISBN: 9781683281597
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: To read the first class assignment go to Please contact me at if you have any difficulties accessing the page. You can get past the privacy pop-up by using IPL = User Miami2022 = Password Obviously, this is not strong security, but it keeps google and other bots from indexing the pages, which creates a safer space if you want to comment on anything.

    The class website is . Please check there regularly for updates to this and all other information. You can get past the privacy pop-up with IPL in the first line and Miami2022 in the second line.

    You’ll need to acquire our casebook, William McGeveran, Privacy and Data Protection (1st ed. 2016). There is also a large online supplement from 2021 that will be available through the class web site.

    You will also need to register for the Class Zoom; information on how will also be on the class website soon - check back for this and other updates.

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-4285
Office: G382